Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS908

Incident date

June 16, 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

The Syrian news desk reported that three civilians were killed in an overnight offensive on Castello Road. The people killed were travelling down this road in a car, according to this source and others.

The Syrian news desk reported that  victims had been unable to evacuate the area during the daytime ‘due to regime troops stationed in the Sheikh Yusuf hill and snipers of the Syrian Democratic Forces on the Maksoud neighborhood road that connects the areas controlled by the opposition in the city of Aleppo neighborhoods Brifa”.

Ailwaa News attributed the attacks to the regime, as did Smart News, who reported that two women were also wounded during this shelling.

The majority of sources suggest this attack was by regime helicopters, though some blamed artillery.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]