Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS928

Incident date

June 22, 2016

Location

ﺣﻠﺐ, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.197971, 37.1656697 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians including three to four children were killed in Aleppo, according to multiple local sources.

Aljazeera reported that a combined operation of the Regime forces and Russian fighter jets resulted in the loss of civilian life.

The highest death toll, placed at six, was initially reported by Baladi, who alleged one child was killed and an unknown number of others wounded – it blamed the regime.

@SyriaWatanNews tweeted a limited account of events, however detailed munitions used: reportedly “a mortar shell”, fell into the neighbourhood and consequently there was “news of injuries”.

Gulfeyes also documented six victims, including one child, while others were injured, “after being hit by shells fired by opposition factions on the Khalidiya neighborhood and Nile Street in the western part under the control of government forces in Aleppo”.

At present it is unclear which faction was responsible for the deaths of the civilians documented; Russia received three allegations, the Regime two, the remaining sources referred to “artillery shelling” and “warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ines Sayrafi Child female killed
  • Celine Sayrafi Child female killed
  • Ahmed Obaid Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 6
  • (1–4 children)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ 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 – 6
  • (1–4 children)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]