Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS967

Incident date

July 2, 2016

Location

حي المشهد, Al Mashad (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1834027, 37.1369648 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

An entire residential building in the neighbourhood of Al-Mashhad was reportedly destroyed killing four or five civilians. Both LCCSY and locals have confirmed the shelling took place on Al-Albisah Street.

Multiple sources claim there was heavy shelling and the use of missiles by Russian warplanes. All sources, including Syrian News Desk, reported the warplanes to be Russian.

Qasioun said children were killed, though didn’t specify the number.

Mujahed Abujoud put the death toll at five.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • Children stand together amongst the rubble following an airstrike in Al Mashhad. 2nd July 2016. (via AMC)
  • Photographs showing the destruction following alleged aerial bombardment on Al-Mashhad (Tweet via @ShahbaPress)
  • Extensive material destruction in Al-Mashhad (Youtube via Qasioun News Agency)
  • Children stand amongst destruction caused by alleged warplanes in Al-Mashhad (via Blog.admin)
  • Two civilian children look on at the destruction in Al-Mashhad (via Blog.amin)
  • A civilian boy sits with his head in his hands amongst the rubble in Al-Mashhad (via Blog.amin)
  • The White Helmets inspect the aftermath of alleged Russian strikes on Al-Mashhad (Tweet by @Fouadhallak89)
  • Photos of material destruction and the White Helmets rescue mission at Al-Mashhad (Tweet by @ZakariaNassani)
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    Distressing images of children pulled from rubble (Tweet via @Mojahedaboalijod)
  • The White Helmets work with civilians to rescue victims of alleged Russian attacks on Al Mashhad (Tweet via @thiqanewsagency)
  • A civilian girl is carried away from the scene at Al Mashhad (via Smart)
  • Scenes of the alleged aerial bombardment on Al-Mashhad, Aleppo (Tweet via @ShahbaPress)
  • Extensive material damage on Al Mashhad following suspected Russian raids (Tweet via @ShehabAgency)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]