Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS435

Incident date

January 21, 2016

Location

كرم البيك, Karam al Bayk (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2097752, 37.1881841 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One woman was killed and six to eight other civilians injured in airstrikes on the Karam al Bayk neighbourhood of Aleppo, according to local sources. While most reports allege that Russia was responsible, another blames the Assad regime.

Al Buraq named the victim and also reported that the Russian raids wounded eight other civilians.

Smart said one woman died and six other civilians were injured in two Russian raids, while Halab News Network published footage showing the first moments that Russian aviation allegedly struck the area.

Alan TV said that two Russian strikes coincided with bombing by regime aircraft.

Both Moltaq News Network and the Battle News Network referred to strikes by “vacuum missiles” but did not say who fired them. Moltaq added that most of those wounded were children.

A Tweet by Syria Post attributed the death of one woman to Russia.

However, the Violations Documentation Centre, who also named Fatima Shmarji, said that she was killed by regime shelling.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Fatima Shamarji 40 years old female named by Al Buraq and Damascus Centre for Human Rights Studies killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
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    The immediate aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. The footage shows injured people being rescued from their homes. (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

No Russian reports were published for January 21st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]