Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1854

Incident date

January 23, 2017

Location

قصر البريج , Qasr al Boureij village, south east al Bab, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.31798, 37.70512 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between six and 11 civilians died in an airstrike on a school holding displaced people in Qasr al Boureij village, according to local media. Most sources blamed barrel bombing by the regime, though there were also several allegations against Russia.

Eldorar said: “According to local media sources a regime helicopter targeted a   school sheltering displaced people with explosive barrels in the village of Qasr al-Bureij, killing six people and injuring others.”

The Syrian Observatory also blamed the regime, but put the death toll as high as 10 or 11 – most of them from one family – including two children.

However, several other reports attributed the attack to Russia warplanes.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, on “Monday noon, January 23rd 2017, fixed wing warplanes we believe are Russian fired missiles in the vicinity of the cemetery in the eastern parts of Qasr al Brij village, located in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo governorate, , under the control of ISIS. This resulted in the killing of seven civilians from the same family including three children and two women.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 11
  • (2–3 children2 women)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Fires blaze over Qasr al Boureij village following an alleged regime strike by helicopters with explosive barrels on Jan 23trd (via Mini-news)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
    6 – 11
  • (2–3 children2 women)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]