Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS242

Incident date

December 7, 2015

Location

الصالحين, Salheen (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1807607, 37.167263 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three or four civilians including a child and at least one women were reported killed – and dozens injured – in an alleged Russian airstrike in the neighbourhood of Salheen, according to Shaam News Network and the White Helmets.

The White Helmets reported that the team managed to rescue three people and transferred them to field hospitals.

Three victims were named by the Violations Documentation Centre.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hasan Ahmad al-Hardan Adult male killed
  • Ayda al-Hasan Adult female killed
  • Mahmoud Bethe 2 years old male died, “due to his wounds sustained by Russian air forces shelling.” killed
  • Sahar Hamwi Adult female The VDC also initially named Sahar Hamwi as a victim of the event. However her name has since been removed. killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
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    Two year old child, Mahmoud Beshe, who died from wounds sustained a day earlier in a Turkish hospital, according to the VDC. (via, VDC)

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 published no known record of its strikes in Syria between December 4th-8th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]