Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS634

Incident date

February 17, 2016

Location

الشيخ علي, Sheikh Ali, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.09736, 36.91384 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including one child died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Sheikh Ali, according to local sources.

Al-Arabiya blamed Russia, reporting an “unspecified number of dead including children“. Shahba Press also put the death toll at three, including a child – and also attributed the incident to Russia.

According to a 40-minute programme by Al Jissr Satellite TV, (video posted in incident above) three civilians were killed in the village of Sheikh Ali, allegedly by a Russian airstrike. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported thatthree civilians (including a child) died in warplane raid in Shikh Ali in western countryside of Aleppo.” They didn’t identify the warplanes.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Jisr TV covering the alleged strikes. (via, Jisir TV)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has published no known record of strikes in Syria from February 17th – February 29th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]