Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS186

Incident date

November 21, 2015

Location

حي القصيلة, Qosaileh, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.19559, 37.16512 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between four and six non-combatants, including two or more children, were reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Qosaileh, according to The White Helmets and the Violations Documentation Center. The Halab News Network posted a video showing the destruction of houses and other buildings, as a team of White Helmets searched for survivors.

VDC has been named four victims, and additionally, the Syrian Human Rights Committee called the fifth victim as unidentified.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Yahiya Hussein Mazik Child male 4 years old killed
  • Abd al Rahman Hussein Mazik Child male 12 years old killed
  • From al-Mzayek family 3 Adult male killed
  • From al-Mzayek family 4 Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2–3 children2 men)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Rescuers examine scene of AN alleged Russian airstrike in Qosaileh, November 21st (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Qosaileh, Nov 21st (via @Mojahedaboaljod tweet)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of the alleged Russian airstrike on Qosaileh , Nov 21st

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.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2–3 children2 men)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]