Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1723

Incident date

November 29, 2016

Location

حي باب النيرب, Bab al Nairab neighbourhood, Aleppo [seems to be road between bab al Nayrab and Jib al Qibba], Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1918713, 37.1722841 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In a large-scale civilian casualty incident, referred to as “a massacre”, between 17 and 28 civilians, including multiple families, died in alleged Russian or Assad regime air and/or artillery strikes on Aleppo’s Bab al Nairab, on what looks to be road between bab al Nayrab and Jib al Qibba. Multiple sources said that the strikes hit a large gathering of displaced people who were attempting to move from the city’s eastern to western suburbs on foot.

Almodon was almong many sources blaming the regime. It reported that “the raids targeted a large group of families who were planning to leave for southern neighborhoods and old Aleppo on foot. The Civil Defense said that more than 25 people, including children and women, were killed in the raid.”

@Mamoun_sy put the death toll as high as 28 with 40 more wounded, and also said that the regime was responsible.

The same figures were given by Syria News Desk, though this source attributed the civilian harm to “Russian warplanes targeting [the neighbourhood) with parachute bombs”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights put the toll at 17 and pointed to Russia, while Enabbaladi blamed “Russian and Syrian planes”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    17 – 28
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–40
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 'More than 150 air raids targeting the neighborhoods of Aleppo # besieged today [Nov 29th]ted in 51 martyrs, half of them in the neighborhood of Bab al-Nairab'
  • Translation: 'Twenty-five people were killed by a bombardment of a gathering of displaced people in Bab al-Neirab neighborhood'
  • Geat destruction and bodies and body parts after a parachute missile hit Jib al Qibba neighbourhood in old Aleppo. Photos by: Abu al Izz al Halabil'
  • Body bags following an alleged Russian strike on Bab Al Nayrab, Nov 29th (via SN4HR)
  • A wounded child following an alleged Russian strike on Bab Al Nayrab, Nov 29th (via SN4HR)

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
    17 – 28
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–40
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]