Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1690

Incident date

November 25, 2016

Location

المنصورة, Al Mansoura, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.83869, 38.7462902 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between four and nine civilians were killed and at least 20 others were injured in airstrikes against the town of Al Mansoura in the western countryside of Aleppo.

The majority of local sources, including @ShahbaPress, allege that Russian warplanes were responsible for the airstrikes launched against Al Mansoura. However, SDC Aleppo offered a conflicting report and stated that the regime carried out the airstrikes.

According to multiple local sources, including Step News Agency, the airstrikes struck the Jawid printing plant, which resulted in the outbreak of flames and the death of at least four workers.

Videos posted by SDC Aleppo and Thiqa News show flames encircling the town of Al Mansoura.

Photographs posted by @mohmmad_hk depict firefighters putting out the flames from the fire.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 9
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The burning of a plant in Mansoura in alleged bombing by the regime.
  • Footage of fires that broke out at the Jawid factory in the town of Mansoura in the western Aleppo countryside.
  • '9 killed as a result of the fires that broke out in the laboratory Jawid in the town of Mansoura.' (@mohmmad_hk)
  • '9 killed as a result of the fires that broke out in the laboratory Jawid in the town of Mansoura.' (@mohmmad_hk)
  • '9 killed as a result of the fires that broke out in the laboratory Jawid in the town of Mansoura.' (@mohmmad_hk)
  • '9 killed as a result of the fires that broke out in the laboratory Jawid in the town of Mansoura.' (@mohmmad_hk)

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.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 9
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]