Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS786

Incident date

April 30, 2016

Location

حي باب النيرب, Bab al Nayrab (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1918713, 37.1722841 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four non-combatants died in airstrikes on Bab al Nairab, according to local sources. The majority of reports indicated that this was a regime incident, though Shaam News Network also suggested that Russia could also have been responsible. A news roundup blamed both Russian and the regime, reporting “the 9th consecutive day bringing death and destruction carried out by the Russian Aviation and the Assad regime, bombing districts of Aleppo and the targeting of civilian homes and vital facilities.” It documented four deaths in Bab al Nairab. The Syrian Network also put the death toll at four and blamed the regime. In a tweet it spoke of “4 victims at least”.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “about 20 airstrikes” targeted 10 neighborhoods in Aleppo – including Bab al Nairab – on April 30th. They did not say who the warplanes belonged to, but added that the strikes “killed at least two people in Bostan al-Qasr and Bab al-Nairab.” According to a tweet by ShababRevolution “the Bab Al-Neyrab cemetery was bombed by Assad’s warplanes.”

Enab Baladi put the death toll at 5 and spoke of 10 wounded. A video by Halab News shows injured and dead in Bab Al-Nairab, though offered no more information. It was furthermore reported in a tweet by Yasmin Alsham and a video, that the “Aleppo water pumping station in Bab Al-Neyrab is out of service due to warplane missiles.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Rescue team working in the aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Bab al-Nayrab, Aleppo (via HNN)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Bab al-Nayrab, Aleppo (via SPC)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Bab al-Nayrab, Aleppo (via ShababRevolution tweet)
  • Victim of the airstrikes targeting Bab al-Nayrab, Aleppo (via Zakaria_nassani tweet)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes targeting Bab al-Nayrab, Aleppo (via Halab News)
  • The man in the video says the airstrikes has put the station out of service leaving Aleppo out of water (via Idara al-medina al-Khidmat Youtube)
  • Airstrikes targeting Bab al-Nayrab, Aleppo and the immediate aftermath (via Aboalhodahoms 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
    3 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]