Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1582

Incident date

December 15, 2018

Location

مساكن هنانو, Masaken Hanano, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.228558, 37.2000933 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three to four civilians died and up to dozens more were reported wounded in Masaken Hanano neighbourhood of Aleppo following suspected Russian attacks.

A number of sources did not name a culprit and described the form of attack as “helicopter aircraft” or “warplane bombardment”. Midline alleged that the Syrian regime was the culprit, while @MePanorama blamed both belligerents. According to multiple sources the “Hanano residences” were struck.

LCCSY suspected both “Russian planes” and “Assad’s helicopters” were to blame. Spm-syria on the other hand said “the Russian killing machine” was responsible and reported women and children among the dead – it placed the death toll at five.

@SMARTNewsAgency held the Syrian regime responsible – it reported the death of a civilian girl by “two bombs by the regime’s airliners”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Plumes of smoke rose above Masaken Hanano neighbourhood following a suspected "warplanes bombardment with high-explosive missiles" carried out November 15th (via AMC)
  • Footage reveals extensive damage on the streets of Masaken Hanano following alleged airstrikes, November 15th (via AMC)
  • The impact of suspected Russian strikes on the streets of Masaken Hananou, November 15th (via @WaleedAlhomsi)
  • A dust covered wheelchair on the street in Masaken Hananou following suspected Regime shelling, September 15th (via @SMARTNewsAgency)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones”.

Additionally, Russia reported that its air forces have carried out strikes in Aleppo during November and December 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]