Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS790

Incident date

May 3, 2016

Location

حي البلليرمون, Al Baleirmoon neighbourhood (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2423248, 37.1057626 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that up to six people, including two women and two children, had died in shelling on Al Baleirmoon neighbourhood. Reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime was responsible.

Egypt News said that “a man, a woman and her daughter were killed due to warplane shelling in Al Baleirmoon.” Multiple sources, including Aletihad news, reported the use of cluster bombs. Aletihad news said that the bombs “killed 6 people including two women and a child and injured dozens and destroyed buildings.”

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, six civilians including two girls and two women died when “suspected Russian warplanes” fired missiles on the Al Baleirmoon neighborhood of Aleppo.

However, LCCSY and many other sources said that regime warplanes were responsible. Others did not identify the warplanes. It was unclear from Shaam News Network who carried out the attack. It reported clashes as the regime attempted “to advance towards Alcastello road, amid artillery and aerial bombardment by Assad’s forces and Russian aircraft over the region”. It said that three died and others were wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
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    A child injured in the cluster bomb raids on al Leirmon, 3rd May 2016 [via: ShahbaPress]
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    Shahba press tweets a photo of an injured child following 'cluster bomb raids' on the town of al Leirmoon, 3rd May 2016
  • Shahba press tweets that there are '6 dead including two women and a child' in the cluster bomb raids on al Leirmoon neighbourhood in Aleppo, 3rd May 2016
  • Syria post tweets that alleged Russian planes carried out two raids on the outskirts of Al Leirmoon, 3rd May 2016
  • Anadan media says that most of the civilians wounded were children, 3rd May 2016
  • News Flash Aleppo tweets that 'warplanes' target al Leirmoon with cluster bombs leading to civilian casualties, 3rd May 2016
  • Jisr TV confirms dead and wounded in alleged regime raids on al Leirmoon, 3rd May 2016
  • Al Jazeera confirms that three were killed following alleged regime raids on al Leirmoon neighbourhood in Aleppo, 3rd May 2016

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between May 1st – 31st

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 – 6
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]