Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS761

Incident date

April 23, 2016

Location

الكماري, Kamari, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.0449004, 36.9331169 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians including three children died in airstrikes on Kamari, Aleppo, according to multiple sources – though sources are conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

A tweet by Jabalybarra (an Al Jazeera-affiliated photographer in Aleppo) said a child was killed in the Al-Salheen neighbourhood: “Reports says he was killed while eating. A first aider was also thought to be killed on the same strike.” He did not say who was responsible.

A video posted by the Mohammed Al-Halabi YouTube channel showed the “aftermath of the Russian and regime airstrikes on Al Mash-had neighbourhood“. According to the Shaam News Network, three children from the same family died in Russian raids on the Kamari neighborhood.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the regime for the death of the three children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A child victim of the raids targeting Kamari, Aleppo (via Jabalybarra tweet)
  • Aftermath of the raids targeting Kamari, Aleppo (via al-Nahar)

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
    3 – 5
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]