Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1644

Incident date

November 20, 2016

Location

جبل بدرو, Jabal Badro, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.215661, 37.204642 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three civilians from the same family, including a woman, were killed by airstrikes targeting the neighbourhood of Jabal Badro, Aleppo, local media reported.

Most sources pointed to Russia as the culprit, while SPM Syria and several other sources said that helicopters had dropped explosive barrels, meaning the regime could have been responsible.

Several sources identified one of the victims by name, who worked as a nurse at the local Al-Sakhour Hospital. He was reportedly killed along with his wife and brother. The couple left a nine-days old baby girl behind.

In total, sources reported that between three and ten civilians were killed by the strikes.

Only one source mentioned the number of wounded, reporting that nine civilians were left injured.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Keffah Adult male killed
  • Wife of Kefah Adult female killed
  • Brother of Kefah Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 10
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A victim identified as Keffah, who was working as a nurse at the local hospital, was reportedly killed by the alleged Russian strikes along with his wife and brother as the neighborhood of Jabal Badro, Aleppo was struck on November 20, 2019 (via Shafak Organization)

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
    3 – 10
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]