Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS781

Incident date

April 29, 2016

Location

حي المغاير, Al Maghayer (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1894219, 37.1555268 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between four and seven civilians died in airstrikes on Al Maghayer as part of the ongoing bombardment of Aleppo, according to local sources. The majority of reports point to this being a regime incident, though one other blames the regime and Russia.

Zamanalwasel News spoke of raids carried out by regime warplanes “on most of the districts of Aleppo”. It continued saying that “warplanes committed a massacre in the neighborhood of “Al-Maghayer”, which killed seven people according to the initial death toll and wounded dozens, including children and the elderly.” The correspondent furthermore explained that “the regime helicopters targeted a neighbourhood with seven gas cylinders.”

Images tweeted by Baladi News showed the “destruction of Al-Maghayer after being targeted by a raid.” Sorya_gehadk reported in a tweet that “at least 5 were killed and many were wounded, some with serious injuries, in shelling on Al-Maghayer”. AJABreaking News also put the death toll at five. TRT Arabic said that five were killed by regime warplanes.

An extremely graphic video by AMC showed severely injured victims being treated in a medical facility. The channel attributed the incident to the regime. According to Halab News, “47 were killed on the 29th in various areas. As for Al-Maghayer, only one was identified as Hasan Amer Al-Sayed”. They also listed three unidentified bodies killed in Al Maghayer by “navy mines“.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “at least 4 victims including a woman died in government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Al Maghayer neighbourhood“. And according to Shaam News Network four civilians died, though they were “Russian and Assad’s planes“.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 7
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the strikes in Al Maghayer neighbourhood, Aleppo (via Zamanalwasel News)
  • Aftermath of the strikes in Al Maghayer neighbourhood, Aleppo (via TRT Arabic)
  • Aftermath of the strikes in Al Maghayer neighbourhood, Aleppo (via Baladi News tweet)
  • Victim of airstrikes in Aleppo, possibly in Al Maghayer neighbourhood, (via AMC)
  • Aftermath of airstrikes in Aleppo, possibly in Al Maghayer neighbourhood, (via AMC)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Graphic hospital scenes in the aftermath of the contested strikes in Al-Maghayer (via AMC)

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
    4 – 7
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]