Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1976

Incident date

March 16, 2017

Location

الأتارب الشيخ علي , al Sheikh Ali village in Al Atarib district, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.09736, 36.91384 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that three civilians died and several more were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on the al Sheikh Ali village in Al Atarib district, Aleppo.

On March 16th, Baladi reported: “he cities and towns of Al-Atareb, Sheikh Ali, Babis, Maarat al-Atareb, Abyan Samaan and Kfarkermin were heavily shelled by the Russian air force. Five civilians, mostly children and women, were killed in the areas of Sheikh Ali and Abyan Samaan.”

According to the civil defence in Aleppo, three civilians were killed and others were wounded by aerial bombardment of the village of Sheikh Ali in the western part of Aleppo on Thursday afternoon [March 16th]”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an airstrike on al Sheikh Ali village in Al Atarib district, Aleppo, March 16th (via White Helmets)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 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 (12) [ collapse]