Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS758

Incident date

April 22, 2016

Location

حي بستان القصر, Bustan al Qasr (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.19569, 37.14229 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that between 18 and 20 civilians died in alleged regime and Russian raids on neighborhoods in Aleppo.

According to the Shaam News Network, “regime and Russian planes” carried our raids “targeting most of Aleppo’s neighbourhoods: Tareeq al Bab, Al Mayssar, al Rashideen, Bustan al Qasr, Al Marja, Sallahudeen, Aqyool, Bab al Nayrab, Bab al Hadeed, Al Mouwasalat, al Haydariya, al Mashhad, Al Ansari, Al Sukkari, Al Salheen and al Shi’aar which led to the fall of dozens of dead and wounded, all of whom are civilian. The final count is more than 20 martyr in Bustan al Qasr, Salah Al Deen, al Muwasalat, al Salheen and Aqyoo”.

In a tweet, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that five people had been killed “in shelling on Bustan Al Qaser and Anadan, Aleppo”. In a later report it said that “no less than 10 were killed or wounded by aerial bombardment targeted Bustan al-Qaser neighborhood“, but they did not identify the planes. It later added that a minimum of 19 civilians died in 14 strikes by “warplanes on areas in the neighborhoods of Al-Ansari, Bostan al-Qasr, al-Sekkary, Bab al-Nairab, al-MashHad, Haidariya and al-Salhin and other neighborhoods controlled by factions in Aleppo“, and said that the death toll was likely to rise due to the seriousness of injuries.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the regime for the attacks in Bustan Al Qasr , Salah Al Deen (in which they said one child died), Aqyool (in which 10-year-old Abdul Rahman was killed) and Bab Al Nairab (in which five died).

The Violations Documentation Center named Abdulr-Rahman Al-Jesri, a 13 year old boy, and said he was killed by shelling in Aqiwl. It blamed the “Syrian government and affiliated militias”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    18 – 20
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
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    A victim is treated following an airstrike on Aleppo, April 22nd. (via White Helmets)
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    Victim of the shelling in Aleppo (via SOHR)
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    Victim of the shelling in Aleppo (via SOHR)
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    Aftermath of the shelling in Aleppo (via SOHR)
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    Victim of the shelling in Aleppo (via SOHR)
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    Victim of the shelling in Aleppo (via SOHR)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Aleppo (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo (via Aleppo White Helmets)

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
    18 – 20
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]