Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2586

Incident date

October 2, 2017

Location

حي المهندسين الاول, Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

36.0962042, 36.9626427 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A young man was killed, and as many as eight more civilians were wounded – including five from the same family – following an air and artillery strike on Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo. All sources either blamed Russia for the air and artillery strikes, or they did not attribute any blame.

The shelling allegedly struck civilian housing and the “Association of Engineers” – also known as the “Rif Al Mohandseen Society” – with what sources claim was as many as four airstrikes.

According to sources, RPG’s and missiles were used in the raid.

There was large material destruction including that to civilian housing.

Mohammed Owaid reported that there were “three air strikes, the most violent of the kind targeted civilian homes in the countryside of the first Al Mohandseen. The percentage of destruction is very large and there are wounded and trapped under the rubble.”

According to sources, civilians were trapped under the rubble of their homes, while Civil Defence forces attempting to pull them out of the rubble. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported later on that the death toll was likely to rise due to the severity of the injured.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • 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 (45) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • News bulletin reporting on the alleged Russian strikes on Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo, 2nd October 2017. (via Al - Jisr Satellite Channel )
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo, 2nd October 2017. (via Baladi-News Network)
  • The exact moment the strike hit Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo, 2nd October 2017. (via Hasan Jneed)
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    A young man killed in alleged Russian airstrike on Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo, 2nd October 2017. (via Mohammed Owaid)
  • White Helmets dig victims out of the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo, 2nd October 2017. (via Facebook )
  • White Helmets dig victims out of the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo, 2nd October 2017. (via Facebook )
  • White Helmets dig victims out of the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo, 2nd October 2017. (via Facebook )
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo, 2nd October 2017. (via Mohammed Owaid )
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo, 2nd October 2017. (via Mohammed Owaid )
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Al-Muhandessin, Aleppo, 2nd October 2017. (via Mohammed Owaid )

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 October 1st – 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • 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 (45) [ collapse]