Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1755

Incident date

December 6, 2016

Location

حي الجلوم , Al Jalloum neighbourhood, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.196817, 37.154326 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to 15 civilians, including six children and two women, were killed in an airstrike on Al Jalloum, Aleppo – whilst a “number” were wounded, according to local media.

All of the known sources attributed responsibility for the event to Russian jets.

Syrian Press Center reported that “the warplanes launched intensive airstrikes on Monday [6th] evening on the neighbourhood of Jalom, east of the city of Aleppo, killing 15 civilians and wounding others.”

It should be noted that the only source that identifies women and children as dying in this incident, is the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who date the incident as December 4th.

Youm7, who placed the death toll at “at least six and a number wounded”, also attributed responsibility to Russian “warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 15
  • (0–6 children0–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 15
  • (0–6 children0–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]