Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS182

Incident date

November 21, 2015

Location

حي الحلوانية, Al-Bab Road (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.207438, 37.1990204 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to two non-combatants including two women and two female children were reported killed, and four civilians injured, in alleged Russian airstrikes with vacuum missiles on the Bab Road neighbourhood, according to The White Helmets and the Syrian Observatory.

Reporting was confused, with the death toll ranging from one to seven. Mada also claimed the Assad regime was responsible for the attack, while others simply reported unknown aircraft.

VDC has named one of the victims as a member of the Bakeer family, and another Unidentified victim.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2–4 children0–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Destruction of Bab Road neighbourhood following an alleged Russian strike, November 21st (via White Helmets)
  • Scenes from the alleged Russian strike on on the Bab Road neighbourhood, Nov 21st (via AMC)
  • The destruction caused by Russian air force in Tariq Al-Bab neighborhood in Adlib (via Qassioun new agency)
  • Destruction left by warplanes in Tareeq al Bab, Nov 21st (via HNN facebook post)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on on the Bab Road neighbourhood, Nov 21st (via Aleppo eyewitness facebook post)
  • A Syrian local aid worker in the vicinity of the airstrike location (via HNN facebook post)

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 confirmed the following for November 21st-23rd 2015: “Aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces have performed 141 combat sorties engaging 472 terrorist objects in the Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Raqqah, and Deir ez-Zor provinces.”

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
    2
  • (2–4 children0–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]