Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1640

Incident date

November 19, 2016

Location

باب الحديد, Bab Al Hadeed, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2019233, 37.1680892 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were reportedly killed in an air or artillery strike on the Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood, Aleppo, according to a single source.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported: “at least four victims died due to suspected Russian warplanes missiles fired on Bab Al Hadeed neighborhood in Aleppo city, November 19, 2016.”

There were few details provided, but @Shahed_Alep reported that “ten artillery shells landed on the Bab al-Hadid roundabout in Old Aleppo”.

Other sources published images showing destruction of the neighbourhood, but made no mention of civilian harm or who had carried out the strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • The airstrikes inflicted great damage on the neighborhood of Bab Al Hadeed, Aleppo, on November 19, 2016. This is reportedly an image of the destruction caused on Carpenter Street. (via HNN)
  • The airstrikes inflicted great damage on the neighborhood of Bab Al Hadeed, Aleppo, on November 19, 2016. This is reportedly an image of the destruction caused on Carpenter Street. (via HNN)
  • The airstrikes inflicted great damage on the neighborhood of Bab Al Hadeed, Aleppo, on November 19, 2016. This is reportedly an image of the destruction caused on Carpenter Street. (via HNN)
  • The airstrikes inflicted great damage on the neighborhood of Bab Al Hadeed, Aleppo, on November 19, 2016. This is reportedly an image of the destruction caused on Carpenter Street. (via HNN)
  • The airstrikes inflicted great damage on the neighborhood of Bab Al Hadeed, Aleppo, on November 19, 2016 (via Shehab Agency)
  • The airstrikes inflicted great damage on the neighborhood of Bab Al Hadeed, Aleppo, on November 19, 2016 (via Shehab Agency)
  • The airstrikes inflicted great damage on the neighborhood of Bab Al Hadeed, Aleppo, on November 19, 2016 (via Shehab Agency)
  • The airstrikes inflicted great damage on the neighborhood of Bab Al Hadeed, Aleppo, on November 19, 2016 (via Shehab Agency)

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
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]