Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS929

Incident date

June 23, 2016

Location

القاطرجي, Al Qaterji (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1995518, 37.1815538 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four to six civilians from one family, including women and children, died following air strikes on the Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, local media reported – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

A number of sources alleged the regime responsible, including the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Halab Today TV alleged “Assad’s planes and it’s allies” were responsible, while the Shaam News Network referred to “Russian and Assad’s planes”, alleging they operated jointly.

However, the majority of reports attributed the event to Russia.

The civil defence team, the White Helmets, did not apportion blame, reporting that four civilians were killed and many injured. The team “managed to pull out a family still alive from under the rubble” and continued to search for survivors. In a subsequent video report by the White Helmets, seven non-combatants were documented injured.

“Lion war” put the death toll at four, while @zakarianassani suspected that eight were injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Here in Aleppo, I know the paradise and blood shedding the sign of the bombing of Russian occupation aircraft, which has no mercy, neither human nor stone" (Tweet by @shbabRevolution)

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
    4 – 6
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]