Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS785

Incident date

April 29, 2016

Location

القاطرجي, Al Qaterji (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1995518, 37.1815538 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to five people, including a woman and child, were killed in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Al Qaterji on April 29th 2016.

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“. They reported one death (a woman) in Al Qaterji.

According to the Syrian Network, “government warplanes (allies) fired missiles on Al Hussein Mosque in Al Qaterji“. In a tweet by Mansoorhoseen it was reported that “the death toll of the Russian and Assad [regimes] has reached 17 martyrs in the following neighbourhoods: #Alfardous, #Al-Maghayer #Al-Qaterji #Bustan Al-Qaser.” And Shahba Press reported in a tweet that the shelling of that day on Al Qateri had led to the death of a woman and a child.

JisrTV News blamed the Syrian regime and reported that five people were killed and ten wounded in the massacre. In another tweet by Shahba Press the death toll was put at 2, including a woman, and the number of injured was reportedly nine. Hope_Iran tweeted a photo showing “The destruction caused by regime shelling on Al-Qaterji today”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–10
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Video showing the destruction of Al-Qaterji neighbourhood, Aleppo following the contested airstrikes (via Alhadath youtube)
  • Destruction of Al-Qaterji neighbourhood, Aleppo following the contested airstrikes (via Hope_Iran tweet)
  • Destruction of Al-Qaterji neighbourhood, Aleppo following the contested airstrikes (via Shahba Press)
  • Chaotic scenes in the aftermath of the strikes that targeted Al-Qaterji neighbourhood, Aleppo (via Jisir TV)
  • Chaotic scenes in the aftermath of the strikes that targeted Al-Qaterji neighbourhood, Aleppo (via Jisir TV)
  • Chaotic scenes in the aftermath of the strikes that targeted Al-Qaterji neighbourhood, Aleppo (via Jisir TV)

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
    2 – 5
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9–10
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]