Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS812

Incident date

May 28, 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

Multiple local sources reported Russian and Syrian regime raids on various parts of Aleppo, killing up to 17 civilians – including two or more children – and wounding others.

In a news roundup, the Shaam News Network reported that Russian warplanes and helicopters had carried out raids with “vacuum missiles, cluster bombs and barrel bombs” on various locations in Aleppo. It said that this had led to a number of civilians being killed and injured.

Al Jazeera reported that there were as many as 100 raids in various parts of the Aleppo governorate. A report from Shahed Ayan stated that civil defense organistions counted over 700 raid in the region over a 48 hour period, in which 17 people were killed and 78 wounded. A strike in Al Sakhour caused the death of a minimum of three children, it said. Syria HR News said five children were killed in Al Sakhour as well as an elderly woman.

As well as the child civilian casualties in Al Sakhour, there were two named adult victims killed by barrel bombs in the area.

Reports from the twitter account of Shahba alleged the death of two female children and others wounded in regime strikes.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hassan Janoud Al Haji 55 years old male killed
  • Aoush Al Hussein 60 years old female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 8
  • (3–5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
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    Translation: Martyrs and wounded some of them critical due to regime shelling in Al Sakhour. (via ZakariaNassani)
  • Photo of the aftermath (via Thiqa agency)
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    victim of the airstrike (via Al-Itihad press)
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    victim of the airstrike (via Al-Itihad press)
  • Rescue workers at the scene (via Al-Itihad press)
  • Rescue workers at the scene (via Al-Itihad press)
  • Photo of the aftermath (via SOHR)
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    Father talks about regime shelling to his family in Sakhour. He says regime has killed children. (via Step News)
  • Title: Helicopters threw explosive barrels in various places of Aleppo. (via Hadi Alabdallah)

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
    5 – 8
  • (3–5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]