Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS763

Incident date

April 24, 2016

Location

المواصلات, Al Mowasalat (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2188989, 37.2510338 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including one woman and one child died and eight others were injured in airstrikes on Al Mowasalat in Aleppo, according to local sources – though some were unclear as to whether this was a Russian or regime incident.

Smart News agency published a video showing the aftermath of an alleged Russian strike in which three died including a woman and a child and more than eight were wounded. The footage includes interviews: Hussein from the neighboorhood said that “this is a civilian area and yet the Russians have bombed it.” Abu Yahya, a paramedic said “this is a civilian area and there are not armed groups here. The place which was targeted is a school for children and children were inside playing, what are they shooting at?

A video by Halab news agency said two or three civilians died and more than five were injured in “regime and Russian airstrikes,” while a tweet by Baladi showed “the effects of destruction in Russian shelling Al-Mowasalat“.

Shaam News Network said that regime and Russian warplanes killed several people including children. The Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Assad regime and reported that “at least” a woman and a child had been victims of the regime shelling.

Two victims were listed by the VDC as killed in “warplane shelling” by “Syrian government and affiliated militias“:

Unidentified – child, male

Unidentified – adult, female

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Video of the immediate aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al-Mowasalat, Aleppo (via Halab News Network)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting al-Mowasalat, Aleppo (via Baladi Network)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting al-Mowasalat, Aleppo (via Baladi Network)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

The Kremlin has issued no public accounts of airstrikes in Syria from April 1st – 30th.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (8) [ collapse]