Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS864

Incident date

June 6, 2016

Location

حي ‏المرجة‬, Marjah (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1855676, 37.1802235 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between two and four civilians died in an airstrike on the Marja neighborhood of Aleppo, according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the regime.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “suspected Russian warplanes” killed four civilians when they fired missiles on the neighborhood.

The Shaam News Network, reported that 21 civilians died in Aleppo “in the first day of Ramadan in regime and Russian bombing“. It put the death toll in Marja at four civilians – though they did not say whether the regime or Russia were responsible.

The White Helmets published footage showing the aftermath of several raids on Aleppo – “the last of them in the al Marja neighboorhood” – which it said killed four civilians and injured many more, including women and children. It added that their team had managed to pull two bodies form the rubble, but did not say who carried out the attack.

However, Eldorar, Klmty and Tweets Palestine blamed the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • "several raids target the city of Aleppo the last of them in al Marja neighbourhood where 4 people were killed and many injured including women and children. The civil defence team has managed to pull out two bodies from under the rubble" (Youtube by The White Helmets)
  • Search for people under the rubble at Marja, Aleppo (Tweet by @shbabRevolution)
  • "4 civilians died in aerial shelling from regime warplanes on Al-Marjeh today" (Tweet by @TweetsPalestine)
  • A reporter speaks about the presence of helicopters and warplanes - he also mentions barrel bombs. (Video via SNN Facebook)

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 – 4
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]