Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS881

Incident date

June 9, 2016

Location

حي ‏الجزماتي‬, Al Jazmati (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1999667, 37.1935272 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including a child and a woman died and dozens more were injured when non-combatants’ homes were struck by airstrikes in the Al Jazamati neighborhood of Aleppo, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted or unclear as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

LCCSY blamed Russian strikes killed three civilians.

In a graphic and disturbing video, the Shaam News Network said that a mother and her daughter were pulled from the rubble following a strike, though it was unclear from the report who was responsible, as it referred to “Russian enemy planes and Assad’s helicopters” continuing to fly above Aleppo and its countryside “firing vacuum and cluster and phosphoric missiles and barrel bombs on the homes of unarmed civilians”. The footage shows a young child being dug out from the ground. At 2’04” a resident gives the following testimony: “They’re bombing indiscriminately. They’re bombing all the neighborhoods, they’re civilians here, women, a little girl, she’s 2-3 years old, what has she done to deserve to be killed? The woman we just pulled her out she’s all broken, another man all broken up and another woman dead. Shame on you world, shame on you Muslims, be scared of God. Where are the Arab countries? Where is the UN? We are being bombed every day, we don’t know where to go, have mercy on us.”

The source added that a family were still stuck under the rubble.

The White Helmets also posted a video depicting a child being removed from rubble. A further report said that one woman and a girl were killed while three other people were pulled out alive, though they did not identify the “warplanes” responsible. It also published an image of a woman being carried by members of their team after they had rescued her alive when her home was targeted.

However, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the regime was responsible for the death of three non-combatants including a girl.

According to Zakarianassani, “the little girl Shaza from Al Jazmati was killed today by the child killer that is Assad forces”.

Videos published by Ammar Alhalabi and Hadi Alabdullah reported that an entire family was still trapped under the rubble.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • Shaza Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • A woman was found alive under the rubble following a strike on her home in Al Jazamati, June 9th. The White Helmets escort her to safety (via White Helmets)
  • A video showing a child casualty following a strike on Al Jazmati.
  • "Al Jazmati massacre due to Russian warplane shelling (Youtube via Shaam)
  • "Russian warplane shelling in Al Jazmati and a whole family is stuck under the rubble. There are martyrs and wounded. Initially 3 martyrs and 3 wounded" (Youtube via Ammar Alhalabi)
  • "At least 3 martyrs and 3 wounded and a whole family is still under the rubble" (Youtube via Hadi Alabdullah)
  • "watch the raids on al Jazmati whose victims were a young girl and a woman and three people were injured 10/6/2016" (Youtube via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • Civilians pulled from rubble by the White Helmets (via Aleppo White Helmets )
  • "One woman and a girl killed and three people pulled out alive from under the rubble following raids by warplanes targeting al Jazmati neighbourhood east of the city of Aleppo" (via Aleppo White Helmets)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

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 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (30) [ collapse]