Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS731

Incident date

March 13, 2016

Location

حي الصالحين, Salheen (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1807701, 37.167263 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between five and ten civilians died and 10 more were injured in an airstrike on Al Salheen which violated a ceasefire, according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the regime.

Janobia reported that Russian raids on Al Salheen killed 10 civilians and wounded a “large number” more. Al Jazeera, citing Shaam News, also said Russia was to blame, as did Jisr TV.

However Mobtata said the regime was responsible: “The regime bombarded the Al-Salheen neighbourhood in Aleppo.” Syriannews – citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – also said that this was a regime incident. It quoted Observatory director, Rami Abdel Rahman, “who explained that the death toll ‘is the highest within the city of Aleppo, since in start of the ceasefire in February 27′”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Salheen, Aleppo (via Mobtada News)
  • The aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Salheen, Aleppo (via Mobtada News)
  • The aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Salheen, Aleppo (via Mobtada News)
  • The aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Salheen, Aleppo (via Shaam News)
  • Civilians in the aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Salheen, Aleppo (via Shaam News)
  • Civilian in the aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Salheen, Aleppo (via Shaam News)
  • The aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Salheen, Aleppo (via Shaam News)
  • Civilian in the aftermath of the contested airstrikes in al-Salheen, Aleppo (via Shaam News)
  • Footages of the shelling on Al-Ma’adi and Al-Salheen (via al-Jazeera twitter)
  • "Al-salheen: a new air raid targets civilians in breach of ceasefire yesterday 3/11" (via Mustafa51202403 twitter)
  • "Aleppo: 10 martyrs in Al-Salheen in a russian warplanes’ massacre" (via Jisrtv twitter)

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.

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
    5 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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]