Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS389

Incident date

January 13, 2016

Location

الزبدية, Zibdiyah (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1873081, 37.1341324 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A children’s nursery was reportedly struck in a Russian airstrike at Zibdiyah – just a day after a similar incident in Damascus governorate.

According to Al Jisr, “Russian airforce aggression also targeted a nursery in the Zibdiyah quarter of Aleppo which led to the deaths of 3 children.” Aleppo White Helmets said 20 children were also injured.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    Footage showing the White Helmets rescuing civilians from the rubble of a nursery which was targeted by alleged Russian airstrikes. (via, The White Helmets)
  • A news bulletin reporting on the alleged Russian airstike which targeted a nursery in Zibdyia. (via, Al Jisir TV)
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    Footage of multiple injured children being treated in a medical facility following an alleged Russian raid on a nursery in Zibdiyah. (via, The White Helmets)
  • Footage showing the destruction to the local infrastructure following the alleged Russian raid on 13th January 2016. (via, Aleppo Media Centre)
  • More footage showing the aftermath of the raid. Civilians can be seem attempting to clear up the rubble. (via, Halab News Network)

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 publicly reported any strikes between 11-15 January.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]