Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS543

Incident date

February 4, 2016

Location

Al Shi'aar, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1994732, 37.1630573 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

According to the Shaam News Network, six non-combatants died in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Shi’aar.

SNN reported: “More than 36 martyrs fell and dozens wounded Thursday in the bombing of the Russian aggression on different areas in Aleppo.

“Martyrs fell in several areas: 11 people were killed at the Al Mashhad neighbourhood and 8 in the Al Bab road neighborhood. The bombing targeting Al Shi’ar killed  of six civilians and five others were killed in Al kallasah neighborhood. Five people were killed in al Ferdos neighbourhood and one other person was killed in Bai’ideen.  Among the martyrs are children and women.” SNN later updated the death figure for Bai’ideen to four.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published “pictures of the destruction caused by the raids of Russian warplanes which targeted areas in the neighborhood of al-Shaar and al-MashHad in Aleppo,” adding that there were casualties, but not providing numbers. It was not clear which photos applied to which area. The Observatory also posted a video of the White Helmets responding to alleged Russian attacks in al-Shaar. It showed at least one body being removed by rescuers, and at least one other victim buried in rubble.

Akhbar El Thawra El Souriya reported 25 civilian deaths from Russian warplanes in the following areas of Aleppo: al Shi’aar, al Mashad, Tareeq al-Bab, al Kallasah and Al Ferdous. It did not break down casualties by area.

Al Nateq Press reported 16 civilian victims of Russian strikes, “including a woman and child” in the same areas; it did not break down by area.

Shahba Press put the number at 20 civilians killed by Russian strikes in the same areas, including al Shi’aar, and the additional Aleppo area of B’Eideen.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Al Shi'aar or Al Mashad, Aleppo, Feb 4th (via SO4HR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

From February 4th – February 11th, Russia reported: “In the course of the last week, February 4-11, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 510 combat sorties engaging 1,888 terrorists’ objects in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Deir ez-Zor, Daraa, Homs, Hasakah and Raqqah.“ It added: “Two powerful field commanders were liquidated in the Aleppo province.In the suburbs of Kalaz-Tahtani, a large illegal armed group with its commander, “Abu Maher” (“Farid Al-Misri”) was eliminated by an airstrike.The field commander “Abu Anas Al-Sham” from the Jaysh al-Sham terrorist group was liquidated in the territory of the same province.” It also said that “Russian aviation eliminated open ISIS oil storages in the Aleppo province.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • 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]