Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS248

Incident date

December 9, 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

Up to 12 civilians including women and children were killed and more than 15 injured in an airstrike on a bakery in Salheen. Reports were conflicted as to whether the attack was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

The Shaam News Network said non-combatants were targeted by Russian warplanes as they went to buy bread. It put the death toll at 8. According to the White Helmets ten people died, though along with the SHRC they did not say who committed the raid. The death toll was put as high as twelve by Radio Al Kul after it said more victims were recovered from the rubble.

But the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the regime for the event, reporting that eight people were killed when warplanes fired missiles close to the bakery, partially damaging it and putting it out of service.

Syria 2011 (which blames Russia) named 3 victims but also reported a young girl – no identification, Woman – no identification and Five other unidentified martyrs.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohamed Mahmoud Ismail 28 years old male killed
  • Abdullah Faraj al-Ali, 45 years old male killed
  • Fatima Ahmed A’aqraa 50 years old female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 12
  • (1 child2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • A woman is rescued from the debris left after an alleged Russian strike on Al Salheen, December 9th. (via SNN)
  • Civilians killed and injured following an attack which targeted a bakery. (via SNN)
  • Destruction to the infrastructure in Al Salheen. (via, SHRC)
  • Aftermath of contested airstrike on the neighbourhood of al Salheen. (via, SHRC)
  • Trying to clear the pathway after an airstrike. (via SHRC)
  • Trying to clear the destruction. (via, Halab News Network)
  • Citizen journalist claiming Russian warplanes attacked Al Salheen. (via, Beha el Halabi)

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.

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
    8 – 12
  • (1 child2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]