Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS845

Incident date

June 3, 2016

Location

عندان, Anadan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.29353, 37.04466 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Two civilians died in an air or artillery strike on Anadan, according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

The Shaam News Network, reported on alleged Russian raids with warplanes and helicopters across Aleppo and its surrounding countryside. They said that this coincided with “violent artillery shelling“, killing two civilians in the Anadan neighborhood.

Halab Today blamed Russia, as did Qasioun and RFS North.

According to an initial tweet Alamawi, regime warplanes carried out the raid – but they went on to say that Russian cluster bombs were to blame.

AlthawraSY said that a number of civilians were wounded by Russian cluster bombs.

LCCSY also said non-combatants had been wounded by a Russian strike, though they didn’t mention fatalities.

Aleppojour pointed towards the regime, reporting that “the Syrian civil defense were fighting a fire caused Assad’s shelling”.

Al Jazeera said that regime artillery killed two non-combatants.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

  • "Anadan is being burnt by Russian cluster bombs" (Youtube via Thiqa Agency)

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
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]