Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1752

Incident date

December 6, 2016

Location

الأتارب, Al Atarib, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1371787, 36.8106364 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One person was killed and several others were wounded in an alleged raid on a market place in Al Atarib, Aleppo, local media reported. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame with some blaming Russian warplanes and others the Syrian regime. 

According to sources, there was extensive damage due to missiles and cluster bombs. There is photographic evidence to support this claim.

Footage shows a civilian being transported to a medical facility in an ambulance in the immediate aftermath of the raid.

Sources noted the use of cluster and phosphorous bombs.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • A wounded civilian is taken in an ambulance to a medical facility in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via ALbozizi Almaari)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via Al3ahednewspaper)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via Al3ahednewspaper)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via Al3ahednewspaper)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via Al3ahednewspaper)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via Halab Today)
  • The immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via ALbozizi Almaari)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via RFS north)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via RFS north)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via RFS north)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via RFS north)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via RFS north)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 6th December 2016. (via RFS north)

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 December 1st – 31st 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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]