Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS959

Incident date

June 30, 2016

Location

حي المغاير, Al Maghayer (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1894219, 37.1555268 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two children were killed and up to dozens more were wounded as a result airstrikes on the city al-Maghayer outside of Aleppo, local media reported – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

Aleppo White Helmets reported  that “a short while ago a missile fell on al Maghayer neighbourhood killing two children and injuring three others including a woman”.

According to local sources, the two children were siblings and among the wounded was their mother.

Most sources reported two deaths, with exception of Syrian Press Center who said that the strike led to the “death of four civilians and wounded dozens”.

The strikes were allegedly carried out with surface-to-surface missiles, according to LCCSY, Halab Today TV, Syrian Network for Human Rights and Jsirtv

Aleppo White Helmets, Halab Today TV and LCCSY pointed to Russia as the culprit and Syria Network for Human Rights and LCCSY (in another post) attributed the strikes to the Syrian regime.

Halab Today, Halab News and Nabd Syria News named the two child victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Samar Mashnouk 3 years old killed
  • Hassan Mashnouk 1 and a half years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets at the scene of alleged Russian strikes on al-Magheyar, holding what apears to be a civilian child (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive)
  • The White Helmets at the scene of alleged Russian strikes on al-Magheyar (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive)
  • A childs teddy-bear among the destruction following alleged airstrikes on al-Maghayer (via Halab Tv Today)
  • A photo of civilians weeping over the body of a civilian child allegedly killed in airstrikes (via Baladi)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

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
    2 – 4
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]