Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1633

Incident date

November 18, 2016

Location

حي طريق الباب , Tareeq al Bab neighbourhood, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.371972, 37.51631 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between four and ten civilians including a woman and up to three children died and as many as 17 others were wounded in alleged Russian or regime air or artillery strikes on Aleppo’s Tareeq al Bab neighbourhood, according to sources on the ground.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to Russia, putting the death toll at a minimum of four including two children and a woman.

Accoridng to @shahed_alep, there were  “six martyrs, including three children with 15 more wounded in a Russian bombardment”.

According to Syrian News Desk, seven civilians were killed, all of them from one family, and more than 13 others wounded, in the afternoon, due to the Russian warplanes.

Syriansnews put the death toll higher at 10.

But Aawsat said that the regime had also carried out strikes. It reported: “warplanes launched more 50 air strikes and 300 artillery and missile shells, and distributed the bombing on the neighborhoods of Sakhour, logo, Dhahra Awad, Hananoo, Tareeq Al Bab, Qatraji, Ansari Khadr, Al Fardous, Al Salhin, the Maadi, land in Hamra and Jabal Badro. These raids led to the fall of more than 35 martyrs and hundreds of wounded.”

A number of other sources said that chlorine gas had been dropped on the neighbourhood by helicopters.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 10
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • '6 martyrs, including 3 children and 17 wounded civilians in Russian raids with concussion bombs on the neighborhood of Tareeq Al Bab in Aleppo # besieged.'

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
    4 – 10
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]