Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1942

Incident date

March 4, 2017

Location

بشنطرة, Bshanetra, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2211157, 37.0027251 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Four civilians, including two children, were killed and up to seven wounded, reported local sources after the village of Bashnatra, Aleppo, was hit by either Russian or Assad-waged air and/or artillery strikes.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “the deaths of four people – including two children – was confirmed. The victims were killed in bombing by warplanes on an area with a gas station in Bshantra in the western countryside of Aleppo. Several other people were wounded.”

Sources were unclear as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime carried out the strike, with some reports pointing to both belligerents.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Aya Mahmoud Hassan Abras "Halul" Child female killed
  • The daughter of Jamal Bakro Age unknown female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    The girl Aya Mahmoud Hassan Abras "Halul" was reportedly killed by the contested airstrikes on Bshanetra, Aleppo on March 4 2017 (via @Hayek94Hayek)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes on Bshanetra, Aleppo on March 4 2017 (via @plespost)
  • Martyrs' video: @0’12” 'the duaghter of Jamal Bakro' is listed as killed by regime artillery shelling on on Bshantra.

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 strikes between March 1st - 31st 2017.

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
    4
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]