Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS975

Incident date

July 8, 2016

Location

حي طريق الباب, Tareeq al-Bab (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.207438, 37.1990204 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians including two children died and 15 more were wounded in strikes by warplanes and helicopters on Tareek al Bab, according to local sources – though it was unclear whether Russian jets or Syrian regime helicopters were to blame.

Orient News reported that the Regime helicopters used explosive barrels.

There were multiple incidents in Aleppo on the 8th of July according to Syria1 News and Al Jazeera. Sources claimed that the airstrikes also hit Salheen and Bei’deen, killing and wounding civilians in both locations.

Al Jazeera reported that in Aleppo on the 8th of July “150 Syrian and Russian warplanes raids killed 23 civilians including children” in these three communities.

According to Majidkamel30, “the child Ahmad was rescued from under the rubble and is alive, but he still doesn’t know that he’s lost all of his family in Tareek Al Bab.”

Syriahora said that two children died.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The Civil Defence team (White Helmets) rescue civilians from the rubble following Russian and Assad regime warplane shelling in Tareek al Bab, 8th July 2016. (via, Alsharq News)
  • Footage of distressed children after alleged shelling, the source attributed blame to the Regime (Youtube via AMC)
  • The child, Ahmad, rescued from the rubble - allegedly lost the rest of his family in the attacks (Tweet by@majikamel30)
  • Smoke rises following suspected strikes on Tareek al Bab (via syrianpc)

Unknown Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Unknown

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
    3 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]