Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS768

Incident date

April 26, 2016

Location

حي باب النيرب, Bab al Nayrab (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1918713, 37.1722841 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that up to six civilians were killed and eight were injured followed by airstrikes targeting Bab Nairab, Aleppo.

The Syrian News Network (SNN) reported that four civilians were killed while Thiqa News Agency said the strikes had killed six. None of the sources identified the names of the victims.

The SNN and Sadaaltwhed pointed to Russia as the culprit while the Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to the Assad regime. The SNN later reported that the warplanes belonged to both the Assad regime and Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 6
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Witness describing the violent event in Bab al-Nairab, Aleppo (via Thiqa News Agency)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Bab al-Nairab, Aleppo (Thiqan News Agency)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Bab al-Nairab, Aleppo (via BNN)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Bab al-Nairab, Aleppo (via BNN)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Bab al-Nairab, Aleppo (via BNN)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Bab al-Nairab, Aleppo (via Objective Aleppo News)
  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Bab al-Nairab, Aleppo (via Sadaaltwhed Twitter)
  • Video showing the chaotic aftermath following the strikes in Bab al-Nairab, Aleppo (via the White Helmets)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

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 – 6
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]