Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS907

Incident date

June 15, 2016

Location

Castello Road, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.25784, 37.15199 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and twelve civilians died in alleged aerial bombardment on the Al Castillo road, “the only entry point into the city” of Aleppo, as reported by HalabToday TV. Fifteen civilians were suspected wounded during the attack, news of which came amdist reports of various neighbourhoods affected, namely: al Maysar, Bani Zeid, Altarab,  Bab al-Nairab, Alsakhur, Hanano residences, Al Hawooz roundabout, al Jandol area, and Al Castillo road. At present the faction responsible is unclear, with both Russian warplanes and the Syrian Regime cited in reports.

Baladi reported that the regime was responsible, stating that “the Regime forces [were] trying various means to cut through Castello Road, the main artery of Aleppo and the main road between the city of Aleppo and its countryside. They bombed  the road continuously with explosive barrels, rockets and spatial cluster bombs, causing the death of many civilians and seriously wounding dozens more”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also alleged “shelling by Regime forces” as the cause of deaths.

@thiqanewsagency said Assad’s forces were stationed in the Sheikh Yusuf hill when they targeted Castello road. Other reports mentioned Hndarat as the base from which Assad’s forces operated.

Later reports noted the deaths of two Palestinians, and blamed “shelling of the Kurdish separatist militia stationed in the neighbourhood on the way to #Heik_mqsod”.

No further details are presently available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 12
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (44) [ collapse]

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 – 12
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (44) [ collapse]