Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS878

Incident date

June 8, 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

Up to six civilians including two women and two children died and dozens more were injured in raids on the Marja neighborhood of Aleppo, according to local sources – though it is unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that four civilians including two women died when “suspected Russian warplanes” fired missiles on Marja.

Activists told the Shaam News Network that “warplanes” (they didn’t identify them) targeted civilian homes, killing four non-combatants and injuring many more – most of them children.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, helicopters dropped barrel bombs on locations in the Marja neighbourhood. It also put the death toll at four, including at least two children – but did not say who the helicopters belonged to.

Mansoorhossein put the death toll at six, reporting that a “bakery was burned, and that the neighborhood is now without a bakery and a medical point”. It did not name the culprit.

Similarly, Alamawi said that the last bakery in the area was destroyed by the strike.

However, other sources including Al Jazeera and Jisr TV blamed the regime.

Other sources reported that civilians had been killed by helicopters, dropping “explosive barrels” – though it didn’t identify who they belonged to.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

  • "Warplanes and helicopters target Al-Marja in Aleppo where there are at least three martyrs and many wounded" (Youtube by Hadi Al-Abdullah)
  • Children wounded after alleged warplane shelling in Marja (Tweet by @jisrtv)

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
    4 – 6
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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]