Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1642

Incident date

January 20, 2019

Location

الشعار, Al Shia'ar, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2085139, 37.1855771 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between four and 12 civilians, including children, were died in alleged Russian airstrikes in the al-Sha’ar neighbourhood of Aleppo, local media reported. Up to 60 civilians were left wounded.

Several sources reported that a family – a father and his children – was among the victims.

One source showed a video of a woman mourning the death of her husband. Other sources reported the death of a father and his eldest son, both identified by name. The number of wounded spanned from 24 to as many as 60.

Additionally, several sources reported that cluster bombs had been dropped during the shelling.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Yasser Hajj Ali Adult male killed
  • Ammar, son of Yasser Hajj Ali Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 12
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–60
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Images of the chaotic aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes that left several killed and dozens wounded in the city of Al Shia'ar, Aleppo on November 20, 2016 (via @MoAl Hlukhatieb)
  • Immediate aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting Al Shia'ar, Aleppo on November 20, 2016, that inflicted heavy injury upon the civilians (via Thiqa News Agency)
  • Images from the aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes targeting Al Shia'ar, Aleppo on November 20, 2016, (via @zabataringo22)
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    Yasser Haj Ali and his eldest son Ammar were reportedly among the victims following the alleged Russian aerial shelling of Al Shia'ar, Aleppo on November 20, 2016 (via Mustafa Horan)

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 – 12
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–60
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]