Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS777

Incident date

April 28, 2016

Location

باب الحديد, Bab al Hadeed (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2019233, 37.1680892 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Seven people were reported killed in alleged Russian or regime raids on Bab Al-Hadeed, Aleppo.

Syria News blamed Russia for “warplane shelling in various areas in Aleppo including Bab Al-Hadeed.” Halab News equally blamed Russia in a YouTube video covering the first moments of shelling. However, Islam Memo said “the regime launched 8 warplane raids in Bab Al Hadeed”.

Halab Today also blamed the regime in a tweet, saying: “Activists warn people not to get close to the cluster bombs which were thrown by regime warplane in Bab Al Hadeed.”

Other sources did not state who was responsible for the raids.

LCCSY reported that 7 people were killed in warplane shelling on Bab Al-Hadeed. The same was reported by Alamawi and Al Jazeera in tweets, but none attributed responsibility.

In a video by AMC the White Helmets can be seen recovering a body from under the rubble in Bab Al Hadeed. Aba_272 also tweeted pictures of a rescue operation. Lastly, a video posted on Facebook by Halab Alshuhada showes the “destruction of the shelling on Bab Al-Hadeed, Albasha street.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Footages showing the airstrikes in Bab al Haded and the immediate aftermath (via HNN)
  • Civilians in the rubble following the airstrikes in Bab al-Hadeed (via LCCSY)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes in Bab al-Hadeed (via LCCSY)
  • Civil defense rescues a man from under the rubble in Bab Al-Hadeed after the air strikes (via Aba_272 tweet)
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    Civil defense retrieve a body from the rubble after aerial bombardment on Bab Al-Hadeed (via AMC Youtube)
  • Footages of warplanes shelling Bab Al-Hadeed, Aleppo (via SNN)

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
    7
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]