Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS924

Incident date

June 20, 2016

Location

حي طريق الباب, Tareeq al-Bab (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.207438, 37.1990204 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between five and eight civilians including one child and up to four women died – and many more were wounded – in airstrikes on Tareeq al Bab, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

Many local sources reported that between four and five of the victims were from the same family. Accpording to Halab Today TV, “the child Ahmad, the only survivor from his family of 4 who were killed following the air raid on Tareeq al bab in Aleppo”.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee put the death toll at five with six more wounded. Orient News, however, said that as many as eight died.

Ammar al-Halabi, an activist, told Syrian News DeskRussian warplanes carried out two air missile strikes on a four-storey apartment building in the central nieghbourhood, killing six civilians, including a child. Others were taken to a field hospital for treatment.

LCCSY and the Shaam News Network blamed Russia, however, Nabd syria was among other sources blaming the regime. It said that four women and a child died, with “dozens” more people injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Falak Obeid, the wife of Kareem Abdul Salam Adult female killed
  • Kareem Abdul Salam 50 years old male killed
  • The mother of Kareem Abdul Salam Adult female killed
  • The daughter of Kareem Abdul Salam 20 years old female killed
  • Abdul Rahman Karim 5 years old male
  • Name unknown Age unknown

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 8
  • (1 child3–4 women1 man)
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (20) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Tareeq al-Bab, June 20th (via LCCSY)
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    A child is removed from the rubble following an airstrike on Tareeq al-Bab in Aleppo, June 20th (via aa)
  • "Russian airstrikes on Tariq al Bab neighbourhood" (via LCCSY)
  • Destruction in Tareeq al bab neighbourhood in the city (via LCCSY)
  • Destruction in Tareeq al bab neighbourhood in the city (via LCCSY)
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    A child civilian wounded following air raids on Tareeq Al Bab (via SNN)
  • Rescue team uncover civilians from rubble following alleged strikes (via SNN)
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    A civilian covered in dust and rubble following air strikes (via SNN)
  • A boy is carried away from the destruction on a stretcher by the White Helmets (via SNN)
  • Material destruction of Tareeq Al Bab (via SNN)
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    "the child Ahmad, the only survivor from his family of 4 who were killed following the air raid on Tareeq al bab in Aleppo. Photograph by Ammar al Halabi" (via Halab Tv Today)
  • The White Helmets at the site of aerial raids on Tareeq al Bab (Youtube by The White Helmets)
  • "@0’23” Tareeq al bab. Abd al Salam Kareem 50 years old and his wife Falak al Obeid and his mother and daughter and Abd al Rahman Karim 5 years old" (Youtube by Halab Tv Today)
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    The White Helmets pull a small boy from the rubble at Tareeq al Bab (via Enabbaladi)
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    A civilian boy rescued following alleged airstrikes (via Zamanalwasl)
  • "Six civilians were killed and others injured this morning, due to the Russian warplanes targeting the neighborhood Tareeq al-Bab under the control of the opposition in the south of the city of Aleppo" (via Syrianewsdesk)
  • "my house was here..." (via @mohalkhatieb)
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    A civilian is pulled from the destruction in Tareeq Al Bab (via Jisrtv)
  • "Four women and a child was killed and dozens of bombing al-Assad warplanes neighborhood injured by the Al-Bab in bombing also caused the martyrdom of five children from one family" (via Nabd Syria)
  • "rescuing one of the children stuck under the rubble as a result of Russian strikes on the neighbourhoods of Aleppo" (Video via SNN Facebook)

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
    5 – 8
  • (1 child3–4 women1 man)
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]