Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS401

Incident date

January 16, 2016

Location

حي السكري, Sukkari (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.17594, 37.14111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between four and 10 non-combatants including one woman and two to three children were killed, and more than 20 injured, in an airstrike on the Al Sukkari neighbourhood in Aleppo, according to local sources.

The White Helmets reported that seven civilians (including one woman and two children) died when the raid targeted a children’s clinic. They did not say who was responsible for the attack, but added that the White Helmets rescued more than 20 people from the rubble.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights also put the death toll at seven, including one woman and three children, saying that Russian warplanes shelled a residential building which was under the control of the armed opposition. They added that several other buildings and nearby shops were destroyed.

According to a report by the Shaam News Network, Russian raids killed seven civilians in Al Sukkari.

Damascus Centre for Human Rights Studies reported that between four and 10 civilians – who had not been identified – “were killed by the indiscriminate shelling of the Russian airline“.

Two victims (killed by “warplane shelling“) – a mother and her child – were name by the VDC.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 10
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the incident which killed a mother and her son in Sukkari. Footage shows destruction to homes and local market shops. (via, The White Helmets)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

In its report for military actions on January 19 2016, the Kremlin reports carrying out strikes in Aleppo governorate: “In the course of the last four days, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 157 combat sorties engaging 579 objects of terrorists’ infrastructure in the provinces of Aleppo, Raqqah, Latakia, Homs, Hama and Deir ez-Zor.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 10
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]