Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS441

Incident date

January 21, 2016

Location

الباب, Al-Bab, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.371972, 37.51631 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between three and five civilians died and dozens more were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Bab, according to local sources.

The Syrian Press Centre reported that three civilians died in four Russian raids on residential neighbourhoods, leaving dozens more wounded, including women and children. A later report put the death toll at five, with more than 20 injured.

According to Shahba Press Agency, “Three people were killed and dozens were wounded when Russian aircraft targeted four neighbourhoods in the city of Al Bab in Aleppo’s  eastern countryside. The bombardment also destroyed many houses and public facilities in the city controlled by the organisation Daesh.”

Smart put the death toll at three with 19 injured and also said Russia was responsible.

All4Syria said “warplanes” (they did not identify them) launched several raids, killing five civilians and injuring others.

Halab News also mentioned raids by warplanes, but did not say who they belonged to. Neither did they give information on casualties.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    19–24
  • 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]

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 military report published on 25th January, the Kremlin said: “In the course of the last three days, January 22-24, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic performed 169 combat sorties engaging 484 objects of terrorists’ infrastructure…crews of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers performed 18 combat sorties from the territory of the Russian Federation in order to engage manpower and hardware of the ISIS near Deir ez-Zor on January 22-24. Flight range reached more than 2,000 kilometers.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    19–24
  • 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]