Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS843

Incident date

June 3, 2016

Location

حي بستان القصر, Bustan al Qasr (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.19569, 37.14229 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian died and at least one was injured in an air or artillery strike on Bustan al Qasr, according to locals sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

The Shaam News Network, reported on alleged Russian raids with warplanes and helicopters across Aleppo and its surrounding countryside. It said that this coincided with “violent artillery shelling“, killing one civilian in the Bustan al Qasr neighborhood.

Smart News  and Syria-feed also blamed Russia.

However, according to All4Syria, “regime helicopters” dropped explosive barrel bombs, killing a man and injuring a child.

Rozana_fm blamed a “regime missile” for killing one man.

Orient News reported that “eight warplanes and nine helicopters and reconnaissance planes took turns in bombing Qadi Askar, Jisir Al-Hajj, Bustan Al-Qasir and Al-Sakhour.”

1_aleppo_free  said that helicopters dropped barrel devices and that “Russian warplanes carried several raids on the neighbourhood”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Bustan al Qasr, June 3rd (via Aleppo Free Police Leadership)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Bustan al Qasr, June 3rd (via Aleppo Free Police Leadership)
  • "The bombing of the palace orchard neighborhood explosive barrels On 06/03/2016 bombing helicopters of the neighborhood of Bustan Al-Qasir with explosive barrels devices and also Russian warplanes carried several raids on the neighborhood, killing a number of martyrs and injured scores of people and widespread destruction, buildings" (via Aleppo Free Police Leadership)
  • An amublance attends the site of alleged Russian attack on Bustan al-Qasir (via Aleppe Free Police Leadership)

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]