Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS757

Incident date

April 16, 2016

Location

الفردوس, Al Fardous (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.180995, 37.151892 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources reported that up to 16 people died in airstrikes in Aleppo city. While some blamed Russia, others said the regime or armed rebel groups were responsible.

LCCSY said one man was killed and five injured after Russian planes targeted the neighborhood with two dawn raids. Q0wyy also blamed Russia and reported that “Russian warplanes killed seven civilians and injured dozens.”

Shaam News Network also said that one person died and others were injured (no number provided) in airstrikes, but did not say who carried them out.

AlAlamnews reported that the “shelling from armed groups” led to the death of four people.

Alelam1 also blamed “armed groups” and put the death toll at 4, adding that they were “from the same family”. Aleppo Net News said three people were killed, and others wounded by a “hell canon” (a home-made mortar.)

However, Syria Mirror blamed the regime for the launching of “two missiles,” leading to the death of four people, among them women and children, and wounding others.

Two other sources – Arabic Spuntiknews (pro-regime) and Ara news – reported deaths of Syrian soldiers and opposition groups – but did not mention civilian casualties.

Besides from the eight identified victims below, another eight bodies found in Al-Mashhad neighbourhood, Aleppo, could not be identified.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 16
  • (7 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–12
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Airstrikes targeting Al-basha neighborhood in Aleppo (via Zakaria Nassani tweet)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting civilian areas in Aleppo (via Q0wyy tweet)
  • Civilian who was saved from under the rubbles in Al-Mashhad, Aleppo (via Muhandakateeb tweet)
  • Rescuing team searching for survivors following the strikes (via Muhandakateeb tweet)
  • Rescuing team searching for survivors following the strikes (via Muhandakateeb tweet)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Aleppo (via Muhandakateeb tweet)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Aleppo (via Muhandakateeb tweet)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Aleppo (via Muhandakateeb tweet)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Aleppo (via Muhandakateeb tweet)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Kremlin has issued no public accounts of airstrikes in Syria from April 1st – 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
    8 – 16
  • (7 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–12
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]