Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1583

Incident date

November 15, 2016

Location

حي الفردوس, Al Fardos, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

36.180995, 37.151892 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between two and six civilians died in suspected Russian or Syrian regime air and/or artillery strikes on Al Fardos, Aleppo. Reporting contained discrepencies regarding the toll, the culprit and the munitions used.

Spm-Syria suspected the regime responsible for strikes on Al Fardos, however, it reported no civilian casualties.

7al reported “warplanes later bombed al-Firdous neighborhood in Aleppo today, which led to the “killing of six people, including a child and a woman.” Whereas Baladi reported only one “civilian martyr”, as did @HalabNewsN, who put the toll of injured at fifteen.

According to Smart and one other source, two civilians died. Smart stated, “two civilians were killed and twelve wounded, including the correspondent of the channel Aleppo Today” between Al Fardous and Al Salheen.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    The White Helmets arrive at the scene in Al Fardos, bodies of victims were carried out of the destruction on stretchers. Footage reveals the impact of suspected Russian or Regime shelling, November 15th (via Albou Azizi)
  • @ShahbaPress alleged Russia culprit in an attack which caused significant damage to buildings in Al Fardos, November 15th (via @ShahbaPress)
  • Smoke rises above Aleppo following suspected Russian strikes, November 15th (via @IranArabSpring)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]