Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS774

Incident date

April 28, 2016

Location

حي الكلاسة, Al Kalassa (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1923129, 37.1477151 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to 18 civilians including two children died in airstrikes on Al Kalassa, according to local sources. While most blamed the regime, others alleged that Russia was responsible.

At least eight died when “suspected Russian warplanes missiles” fired on the neighborhood, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights. In a later report it put the death toll higher at 10, including two children, with 10 other non-combatants injured. A tweet posted a picture of one of the victims.

In a summary of Russian raids carried out on April 28th, LCCSY also said 15 had died in two strikes. Qasyoun News also blamed Russia in a tweet, as did Amawi news, citing Halab News. However, testimony in a video by Umayya News said the regime carried out strikes on Al Kalassa, and that “many people working in the restaurant died and a family“, though numbers were not given.

Ara News also blamed the regime, while a later video by Qasyoun News cited testimony saying “so far we have retrieved more than 15 bodies, torn apart to pieces, of men, women and children. And civil defense is still trying to rescue people from the rubble.”

The White Helmets said 14 died, and also blamed the regime.

Likewise, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the regime was responsible for all incidents in Aleppo over the previous seven days. It was cited in an article by BBC Arabic, which stated: “Among the dead in Aleppo over the past seven days, [there are] 34 children and 20 women, according to the Syrian Observatory (…).” Shaam News Network referred to both regime and Russian planes carrying out strikes in Aleppo in recent days, and did not specify which was responsible. Al Jazeera also  referred to both Russia and the Syrian regime and listed eight videos showing death and destruction in Aleppo.

Al-Buraq Media Institution put the number killed higher at 18, but did not say who was responsible. In a later report it said that 44 people, of which 18 in Al Kallassa, were killed by the regime in various strikes in Aleppo that day.

MBC news shared 30 photos from various places in Aleppo that were the targets of shelling. The source did not specify where each photo one was taken. Ahmad Seif published photos on Facebook of children wounded that day in Bustan Al-Qaser.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 18
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]

Media
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  • A member of the White Helmets rescues a child from the rubble following an airstrike on Al Kalassa, April 28th (via White Helmets)
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    Child victim of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
  • Civilians in the aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
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    Victim of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
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    Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
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    Victim of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
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    Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
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    Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
  • Baby being rescued from under the rubble following airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
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    Victims in the aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
  • Child victim of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
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    Victims in the aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
  • Injured child following airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
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    Child victim of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
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    Man carrying child victim of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
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    Victims of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via MBC News)
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    Victim of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Victim of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Victim of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Victims of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Victim of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly in al Kalassa, but the exact location is not specified by the media (via Parlmany News)
  • Civilians describing the strikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via Umayya News)
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    Footages of chaotic aftermath and rescuing missions following airstrikes in among others, al Kalassa, Aleppo (via Hadi Al-Abdullah Youtube)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via RFS)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via RFS)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via RFS)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via RFS)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via RFS)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via RFS)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via RFS)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via RFS)
  • Civilians describing the strikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via Al-Buraq media institution)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via Qasyun News)
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    Footages showing the chaotic aftermath and rescuing missions following the airstrikes in al Kalassa, Aleppo (via White Helmets Youtube)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (White Helmets)
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    Child victim of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (White Helmets)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (White Helmets)
  • Girl being rescued following the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (White Helmets)
  • Child being rescued following the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (White Helmets)
  • Victim of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly al Kalassa (via AMC)
  • Victim of airstrikes targeting Aleppo, possibly al Kalassa (via AMC)
  • Footages of the aftermath of the strikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via Qasyoun News Agency)
  • Child in the aftermath of airstrikes in Aleppo, possibly al Kalassa (via AMC)
  • Child in the aftermath of airstrikes in Aleppo, possibly al Kalassa (via AMC)
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    Child victim in the aftermath of airstrikes in Aleppo, possibly al Kalassa (via AMC)
  • Child victim in the aftermath of airstrikes in Aleppo, possibly al Kalassa (via AMC)
  • Child in the aftermath of airstrikes in Aleppo, possibly al Kalassa (via AMC)
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    Footages of the many injured civilians following the airstrikes targeting al Kalassa, Aleppo (via Jisr TV)

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 – 18
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]