Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1781

Incident date

December 10, 2016

Location

جسر الحج, Jisr al-Haj, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1839796, 37.1475876 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between one and four civilians were killed and several more were wounded by air or artillery strikes, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime, on Jisr Al Haj, Aleppo, local sources reported.

Most sources reported the death of one man, while others merely referred to “several” victims. Halab News gave the highest death toll of four civilians.

Multiple sources said that a man’s car was struck.

Almost all sources pointed to Russia as the culprit, adding that phosphorus bombs were used.

However Halab News reported that the strikes were carried out by both Russia and the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Footage of civilians fleeing while the neighborhood of Jisr al-Haj, Aleppo hit by airstrikes, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime on 10 December, 2016 (via AMC)
  • The contested airstrikes reportedly killed one man and burned his car as the city of Jisr al-Haj, Aleppo was struck on 10 December 2016 (via @Mojahedaboaljod)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes on the city of Jisr al-Haj, Aleppo, on 10 December 2016 (via @SyriaCivilDefe)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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 – 4
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]