Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS933

Incident date

June 24, 2016

Location

‏الشيخ احمد‬, Sheikh Ahmad, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1511189, 37.5288154 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between two and three civilians including up to two children and one woman died in an airstrike on Sheikh Ahmad, according to local reports – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR), Halab Today and Syria2011 attributed the event to Russia.

According to the SN4HR, two civilians including one child and one women died.

But Halab Today said that two children were killed.

However, both Al Jazeera and Alamawi reported that the regime was responsible.

The Step News Agency did not identify the culprit, but said that a cluster bomb had killed two children and one woman.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Omar Yusuf al Khaled 9 years old killed
  • Fawaz Yusuf al Khaled 8 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • List of martyrs, victims listed at 1'32'', Omar Yusuf al Khaled and Fawaz Yusuf al Khaled (Youtube via Halab Tv Today)

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 July 1st – 14th 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
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]