Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1701

Incident date

November 27, 2016

Location

عينجارة, Anjara, Aleppo, western countryside of Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2203271, 36.952976 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Between 10 and 15 civilians died in an alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrike on Anjara. according to local media. The majority of sources blamed Russia, though the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) also pointed to the regime.

According to SN4HR, who gave the lowest death count: “at least 10 victims died in government warplanes (allies) missiles fired on Einjara town in Aleppo governorate western suburbs, November 27, 2016.”

@Syriamubasher also said 10 civilians had died but blamed “a rocket-propelled grenade attack”.

Enabbaladi attributed the event to Russia and said: “on Sunday (November 27th), the Aleppo Media Center reported the targeting by warplanes and rocket-propelled grenades of the town of Anjara in the western Aleppo countryside, resulting in 15 casualties among civilians as a preliminary result.”

According to Mapnews, Russian “heavy shelling killed 17 civilians, including children and women, and wounded 30 others, while causing great destruction to buildings and property.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 15
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–30
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • 'Cruel scenes from the massacre of Anjarah, which killed 15 martyrs and many wounded'
  • 'The effects of the destruction following the aerial bombardment of the town of Anjar in rural Aleppo 27-11-2016'
  • The aftermath of the strike on Anjara, Nov 27th (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of the strike on Anjara, Nov 27th (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of the strike on Anjara, Nov 27th (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of the strike on Anjara, Nov 27th (via Smart)
  • More scenes of the aftermath of the Anjara strike Nov 27th (via Aleppo24)
  • More scenes of the aftermath of the Anjara strike Nov 27th (via Aleppo24)
  • More scenes of the aftermath of the Anjara strike Nov 27th (via Aleppo24)
  • More scenes of the aftermath of the Anjara strike Nov 27th (via Aleppo24)

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
    10 – 15
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–30
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]