Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS922

Incident date

June 19, 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

Three civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on the Al Castello Road north of Aleppo city, according to local media – though it is unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that a media activist and IT Engineering student at the Free Aleppo University died in suspected Russian warplane strikes on Castello Road.

However, according to Syrian Press Center, the regime was responsible. The source said that aircraft targeted Castello road with ‘dozens of barrels’ and ‘explosive stereochemistry rockets’.

Multiple other sources referred to ‘warplanes’ and ‘helicopters’ but did not identify them.

Only the Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed the bombardment to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud Mohammad Jawad 22/23 years old male IT Engineering student and media activist killed
  • Muhammad Hisham Mjos 51 years old male killed
  • Mohammed Adib/Ahmed Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Mahmoud Mohammad Jawad an IT Engineering student died in alleged Russian raids (via SN4HR)
  • "Regime aircraft targeted dozens of barrels and explosive rockets stereochemistry since morning Castello Road road north of the city of Aleppo" (via Syrianpc)

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
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]