Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS836

Incident date

June 3, 2016

Location

حي الكلاسة, Al Kalassa (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1923129, 37.1477151 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between six and eight civilians died and 12 more were injured in an air or artillery strikes on the Al Kalassa neighbourhood in Aleppo, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

The Shaam News Network reported Russian raids with warplanes and helicopters across Aleppo and its surrounding countryside. It said that this coincided with “violent artillery shelling“, killing eight civilians in the Al Kalassa neighborhood. It is therefore currently unclear whether Russia or the regime were responsible.

Slnnews said that seven non-combatants died in a Russian strike.

Rozana fm reported on Syrian and Russian raids, adding that six civilians died and 12 others were wounded in Al Kalassa – though it did not identify which actor was responsible.

But Syria News Desk blamed the regime – also putting the death toll at six with 12 injured – and reporting that a five-storey building was destroyed, trapping injured people under the rubble.

Zaman Alwasel also attributed the event to regime warplanes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of a strike on the Al Kalassa neighbourhood of Aleppo, June 3rd (via Alriyadh)
  • Civilians and destroyed buildings on Al Castello Road. (via Alriyadh news)
  • Two boys support a third injured boy on Al Castello Road following alleged Regime attacks (via Alriyadh)

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 June 1st – 31st 2016.

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
    6 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]