Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1780

Incident date

December 8, 2016

Location

الأتارب, al-Atarib, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1375975, 36.8284035 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a seven-months-old child, identified as Mahmoud al Said, died from a heart attack triggered by alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Atarib Aleppo. 

@khaleedalkhteb reported that the child “was killed by a heart attack from the intensity of fear and panic after the brutal Russian shelling near his home”.

Another source added that internationally-banned cluster bombs were used in the strikes.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud al Said 7 months years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
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    Mahmoud al Said, 7 months old, reportedly died from a heart attack caused by the alleged Russian airstrikes on al-Atareb, Aleppo, on December 8th 2016 (via @khaleedalkhteb)
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    Mahmoud al Said, 7 months old, reportedly died from a heart attacks caused by the alleged Russian airstrikes on al-Atareb, Aleppo, on 8 December, 2016 (via @khaleedalkhteb)(via @shbabRevolution)

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]