Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1688

Incident date

November 25, 2016

Location

حي الشعار , Al Shi'ar, 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 five civilians, including two children, were killed and 12 or more civilians were wounded in airstrikes on Al Shi’ar in Aleppo. The majority of sources did not identify who was to blame for the airstrikes but those that did, including Syrian Network for Human Rights and Syrian People’s Movement, attributed the airstrikes to Russian airplanes. A number of sources said that cluster bombs had been used in the attack.

Syrian People’s Movement reported that in addition to the human cost, the airstrikes “caused extensive destruction to residential homes” and “a popular market”, according to @Shahed_alep.

@HNMNEWS also stated that a “whole family” was crushed “under the rubble” following the airstrikes. Zaman Al Wasl added that Al Sha’ar had been subjected to constant air raids, which made it difficult for the Aleppo Free Police to carry out infrastructure projects to improve services.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Video of smoldering smoke after targeting Al Shi'ar neighborhood with heaving shelling
  • 'Al-Sha'ar neighborhood after being targeted by cluster bombs' (via @asma_alsayadi)
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    Blood on the ground following a cluster bomb attack on Aleppo's Al Shi’ar neighbourhood, Nov 25th (via @asma_alsayadi)

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 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]