Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS409

Incident date

January 16, 2016

Location

برلهين, Berlheen, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.25381, 37.40072 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to Alaan TV, Russian raids killed eight civilians in Berlheen.

Halab News put the death toll higher, at 13, but did not identify the warplanes responsible.

LCCSY reported that 15 civilians died in strikes on Tal Maksour and Berlheen, but they did not say who was to blame.

Aleppo journalist Khaledaboalmjed said that 28 civilians died in tens of airstrikes on Berlheen, Tak Maksour, Tadeef, Qasr el Bureji, Um Shkeef and Al Bab in Aleppo’s eastern countryside.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 13
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

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
    8 – 13
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]