Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1605

Incident date

November 17, 2016

Location

حي بأب النيرب , Bab al Nayrab (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1918713, 37.1722841 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed in a airstrike in Bab al Nayrab, Aleppo, according to local media.

It is unclear who was responsible for the attack, with multiple sources citing both Russian and Syrian planes.

Three local media sites said that one civilian died in the attack. Halab News says one “unidentified” civilian died “following Russian enemy raids on Bab al Nairab neighbourhood.”

A report from Annahar news said: “The bombing was accompanied by raids, barrels of explosives and rocket launchers, according to an AFP correspondent. He said one of the raids targeted a civilian defense center in the Bab al-Nairab neighborhood, without causing any casualties.”

It is thought that Bab al Nayrab’s water and electricity stations were struck, with multiple sources claiming that they were put out of service by the bombing.

The attack was part of a wider campaign on the neighbourhoods of Eastern Aleppo. It is currently unknown how many injuries there were in Bab al Nayrab alone.

According to the BBC on November 17th, “Russian cruise missiles were also reported to have been seen on the third day of the attack and were driven towards Aleppo. Moscow had said earlier it was not targeting the city of Aleppo. Rescuers said Wednesday night [Nov 16th] that 100 people were killed there and in surrounding areas during the attack. A large number of injuries were said to have occurred in recent attacks.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: The effects of the destruction in the Bab al-Neirab district of Aleppo as a result of the Russian air strikes

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.

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
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]