Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS784

Incident date

April 29, 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

Local sources reported about continued airstrikes in al-Sakhour, Aleppo, that killed up to five civilians, including one child and wounded up to four. Sources were constesting regarding the cultprit, pointing to both the Assad regime and Russia.

Shaam News Network, reported “For the eighth day in a row Assad’s and Russian aircraft continue to pour their lava on residential neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo, causing dozens of massacres“. Its initial report said one civilian died, later revising the death toll to five.

Abarah Press said “two people were killed and several wounded by aerial bombardment by three rockets on Al-sakhur neighborhood east of the city.” And Qasioun news reported that Syrian and Russian warplanes had targeted the “Al-Mash’had, Alsakhur neighborhoods, and Kallaseh, Al-Sukari, Bustan Al-Qaser, Alqaterji, and Marjeh”, which left many casualties and led to the destruction of property.

There was some confusion over who was responsible for the raids. In a later report, Qasioun news blamed only Russia, saying that the “Russian warplanes bombardment circle was expanded to affect neighbourhoods (Al-Mash’had, Alsakhur, and Kallaseh) in the city of Aleppo, causing significant destruction of civilian property, without news of casualties.”

In a tweet, Damascus Coordinate named one of the killed civilians as Abdul-Kader Mohammed Al-Masri (13 years), saying that the child “was killed and four were injured in an air raid on Al-Sakhur.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the airstrikes targeting al-Sakhour, Aleppo (via Mahmoodtaha22 tweet)

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 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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]