Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1638

Incident date

November 19, 2016

Location

الفردوس, Al Fardous, Aleppo, 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

Up to four civilians, including two children and one woman, were killed and as many as 15 more were injured following airstrikes targeting al-Fardous, Aleppo, local sources reported.  The sources were, however, not clear as to whether the Syrian regime or Russia were to blame for the strikes.

Sources reported that between two and four civilians were killed in the strikes, while one source, @aboalhodaalhoms, mentioned that two children and one woman were among the victims. The same source also reported the highest number of wounded,15, while one other source merely referred to “several” wounded. 

HNN attributed the incident to Russia while Sky News blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia. But most of the sources did not identify the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Chaotic aftermath of the strikes targeting al-Ferdous, Aleppo, November 19, 2016 (via Aleppo SDC)
  • Chaotic aftermath of the strikes targeting al-Ferdous, Aleppo, November 19, 2016 (via AMC Aleppo)
  • Footage of the immediate aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al-Ferdous, Aleppo, November 19, 2016 (via @aboalhodaalhom)
  • Aftermath of contested strikes targeting al-Ferdous, Aleppo,November 19, 2016 (via @abomustafa1976)
  • Footage of the contested airstrikes as they are targeting al-Ferdous, Aleppo on November 19, 2016 (via Baladi News Network)

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
    2 – 4
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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]