Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1630

Incident date

November 18, 2016

Location

حي باب النيرب , Bab al Nairab neighbourhood, 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 died in an alleged Russian or regime air or artillery strikes on Aleppo’s Bab Al Nairab neighbourhood, according to local media.

Sources said that both al electricity station and a civil defense center had been struck – though didn’t mention any civilian harm in these particular strikes.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “government artillery shells fired on the electricity station in Bab Al Nayrab neighborhood in Aleppo city, damaging monitoring section of the station and rendering it inoperable, November 18, 2016.”

@HadiAlabdallah reported that barrel bombs hit a civil defense center in the Bab al-Nairab neighbourhood “resulting in its destruction, the disruption of its mechanisms and its departure from service.”

Halab News listed on unidentified civilian as killed in a Russian strike.

Syriansnews also said one civilian had been killed in the shelling.

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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • 'The effects of the destruction in Bab al-Nairab district as a result of being targeted by a warplane with a missile'. (via Halab News Network)
  • 'Effects of destruction caused by the fall of two barrels of explosives on the neighborhood of Bab al-Neirab 18-11-2016' (via Halab News Network)
  • The moment an alleged Russian airstrike hit Bab al Nairab. (via Halab News Network)
  • A damaged White Helmets vehicle following a strike on a civil defense centre in Aleppo's Bab Al Nairab neighbourhood, Nov 18th. (via @HadiAlabdallah)

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 (15) [ collapse]