Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2139

Incident date

April 18, 2017

Location

Khan Al Assal, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.169667, 37.040255 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

An unspecified number of civilians were killed and wounded in alleged Russian or regim strikes on Khan Al Assal, local media said.

The Smart News Agency reported: “A squadron of Russian planes rotated to bombard the towns and villages of rural areas of Aleppo (the western, southern and northern regions) causing injuries to a number of civilians, who were taken to nearby medical points.

“Activists pointed out that a number of wounded civilians, mostly children, were killed by the bombing of the Russian air force on the towns of Kfaradal, Mansoura and Khan al-Asal, in the countryside of Western Aleppo, but it is not clear how many.”

According to AMC, “Seventeen people, mostly children, were injured following an aerial bombardment of the towns of Kfarda’al, Khan al-Asal and Mansoura in the western Aleppo countryside last night.”

Sources reported the use of concussion missiles and cluster and phosphorus rockets.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Khan Al Assal, April 18th (via Baladi)

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
    0 – 2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]