Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS776

Incident date

April 28, 2016

Location

الصاخور, Al Sakhour (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2179122, 37.1892357 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In a summary of Russian raids carried out on April 28th, LCCSY said three civilians had died in two strikes on Sakhour. RFS News also blamed Russia, reporting “a martyr and a number of wounded in Russian shelling by missiles on Al-Sakhur”. However, several other sources blamed the regime instead.

According to the Syrian Network, regime shelling claimed one victim. Likewise, in a tweet, AJABreaking spoke of “dead and a number of injured in regime raids on Al-Sakhur, Aleppo”. Halab news showed the destruction allegedly caused by regime shelling on Al-Sakhur. RadioAlkul equally blamed the regime, but put the death toll at two and spoke of “a number of wounded civilians”. In a tweet, Shahed_Ayan spoke of a “new massacre by regime warplanes targeting residential buildings in Qadi Askar”. Al-Buraq Media institution also blamed the regime and said “1 got killed in Al-Sakhour”.

However, Shaam News Network referred to both regime and Russian planes carrying out strikes in Aleppo in recent days, and did not specify which of these was responsible. They said that one civilian died in Sakhour.

Step News also reported the incident, saying that “[a] wareplane targeted the following neighbourhoods in Aleppo: Bei’deen, Al-Harableh, Al Ard Al-Hamra, Al-Sakhur, Al-Marjeh, Tareeq Al-Bab, Al-Salheen”, but did not say who was responsible.

One victim of “warplane shelling” (the planes were not identified) was named by the Violations Documentation Center as 13-year-old Abdulqader Mohammad al-Masri, though the date of his death (April 29th) is one day out from this incident.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

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
    1 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]