Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS705

Incident date

March 3, 2016

Location

حلب, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.19949, 37.134479 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One adult civilian died and three children were reported wounded in an airstrike on Aleppo, according to local sources.

The VDC named a victim as  Ahmad Abd al-Kareem al-Shaikh and blamed Russia.

A Tweet by Ahat Watan said: “Young Ahmed Abdul Karim Sheikh, another martyr, God willing, was killed by the criminal Russian airstrike this afternoon.”

Halab Today published a video which said that “Three children were wounded in cluster bombs in the western countryside of Aleppo” – though didn’t say who fired them.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad Abd al-Kareem al-Shaikh Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Halab Today: Three children were wounded in cluster bombs in the western countryside of Aleppo.

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 for March 1st to March 30th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]