Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1609

Incident date

November 17, 2016

Location

الشيخ فارس, Al Sheikh Fares neighbourhood, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.228731, 37.177649 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians have died in an airstrike on the Al Sheikh Fares neighbourhood in Aleppo, according to local media – with all three sources blaming Russian warplanes.

Photojournalist Zein Al Raifi said that two civilians died in Al Sheikh Fares, but did not apportion any blame. Both Halab News and Shahba Press corroborated this claim but attributed the event to Russian warplanes.

Syria News Desk also stated that Russian “planes bombed Al Sheikh Fares”.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: # Martyrs of Aleppo and its countryside 5 Al Fardous 2 bustan Al Basha 2-Sheikh Fares 2 Al Moasalatation 3 Al Ansari 5 Urma Al Kubra 2 Maadi 4 Al Salhin
  • Translation: Dozens dead and wounded in a constant Russian aerial bombardment which intensified on the Aleppo and its countryside, Thursday 17 November 2016 Aleppo - 28 civilians were killed and dozens wounded today when Russian warplanes carried out more than 50 raids on areas under the control of the opposition in Aleppo and its countryside areas. Ahmed Al Omar from the civil defense team told Syria news desk that Russia's aviation bombed targeted several neighborhoods, east of Aleppo, killing seven civilians and wounding more than 15 others, most of them from one family in Al Ferdos..."

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
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]