Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS876

Incident date

June 8, 2016

Location

حي الصالحين, Salheen (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1807701, 37.167263 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including one woman died and six others were injured in an airstrike on Salheen, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was an attack by Russia or the Syrian regime.

According to an initial report by LCCSY, three civilians including a woman were killed and several others injured in Russian strikes on Salheen.

However, in a second report, the source didn’t identify the “warplanes” which they said conducted the strikes.

The Shaam News Network reported that “Russian warplanes continue to commit massacres against the people of Aleppo”, putting the death toll in Salheen at three with a “large number” of others wounded.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and other sources also mentioned raids by warplanes on Salheen, but did not identify them.

According to TRT, Russia and the regime shelled Salheen. It published an image of a wounded man.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • "One of the wounded in Russian and regime shelling on Salheen today" (Tweet by @TRTArabi)
  • Medical workers treat the wounded following shells on Salheen (Youtube by AMC)
  • A building is destroyed in Al Salheen after alleged strikes (Youtube by Ahmad Aboalmagd)
  • "Russian warplanes continue to committed massacres against the residents of Aleppo. Three martyrs and a large number of wounded in al Salheen this morning" (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
    3
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]