Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS780

Incident date

April 29, 2016

Location

الفردوس, Al Fardous (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.180995, 37.151892 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between six and 12 civilians died in airstrikes on Fardous according to local sources. While most reports said this was the work of the regime, others also alleged possible Russian involvement.

Baladi News published a video showing the first scenes of what they said was a strike by the regime. At 1:55 into the video, an eyewitness says he pulled two people from the rubble but that they died later. He adds that he counted seven or eight people dead on the scene but then lost count. There were many more injured and killed, he continued.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “at least 2 victims died in government helicopters barrel bombs”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed all strikes in the previous eight days on the Assad regime.

According to Shaam News Network, 12 civilians died, though it blamed Russian and regime warplanes. The White Helmets did not identify the planes responsible, but said that there were “several raids by warplanes and more than 10 barrel bombs” targeting several Aleppo neighborhoods. They put the initial death toll at 10.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 12
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al Fardous (via Baladi News Network)
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    Rescuing mission after the contested strikes targeting al Fardous (via Buraq Media)
  • Footages during and after the aerial shelling of al Fardous (via White Helmets)
  • Aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al Fardous (via White Helmets)
  • Aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al Fardous (via White Helmets)
  • Aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al Fardous (via White Helmets)

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
    6 – 12
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]