Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS837

Incident date

June 3, 2016

Location

الأنصاري, Al Ansari (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1529125, 37.075864 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and seven civilians died and many more were injured in an incident in the Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo. Some sources blamed Russia while others said that Syrian regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the area.

Among sources which attributed he incident to Russia were Baladi, Syrian Press Center, Shahba Press and Shahba Revolution. Death counts varied between five and seven civilians.

According to Syrian Press Center, five members of one family died.

The Shaam News Network reported on alleged Russian raids with warplanes and helicopters across Aleppo and its surrounding countryside. It said this coincided with “violent artillery shelling“, and killed seven civilians in the Ansari neighborhood.

However, other sources explicitly blamed the regime, putting the number killed between three and seven.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that at least four civilians died when regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs.

LCCSY also said the regime was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 7
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • "at least 4 were killed in regime helicopters explosive barrels on Al-Ansari neighbourhood in Aleppo on 3rd of June" (Tweet by @SN4HR)
  • "corpse from under the rubble all day in Aleppo due to Assad’s shelling which does not stop" (Tweet by @ZakariaNassani)
  • "7 martyrs and many wounded in Russian warplane shelling on Al-ANsari in Aleppo and a massacre in Al-Hulluk" (Tweet by shbabRevolution)
  • "White helmet: a whole building was knocked in Al-Ansari which resulted in 5 martyrs and many wounded and we’re still searching for people under rubble" (Youtube via AMC)
  • "7 martyrs and many wounded in helicopters bombardment with explosive barrels on Al-ANsari in ALeppo" (Tweet by @thiqanewsagency)

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
    3 – 7
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]