Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS274

Incident date

December 13, 2015

Location

الصاخور, Al Sakhour (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2179122, 37.1892357 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two adult male civilians were reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Sakhour, according to the Violations Documentation Centre. Five additional victims may also have died, including a woman and girl.

Halab TV also reported at least one death from an air raid, though did not identify a perpetrator: “Warplanes launched two air strikes with guided missiles on Al Sakhour neighbourhood, which resulted in the death of one person and wounded several others.

The pro-Assad SANA agency offered a different version of events: “In the city of Aleppo a military source in a statement to SANA said that army units carried out detailed operations on positions belonging to the terrorist organisation Al Nusra Front and other Takfiri organisations in  Alsakhur neighbourhood and Suleiman al-Halabi which resulted in “the destruction of a convoy of vehicles equipped with machine guns.”

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Kader al-Issa Adult male named by the VDC killed
  • Abdul Kader Abo Ahmad Adult male named by the VDC killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 7
  • (1 child1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrike in Al Sakhour.

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 is not known to have publicly released any information relating to its airstrikes in Syria between December 9th and December 14th 2015.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 7
  • (1 child1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]