Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS978

Incident date

July 9, 2016

Location

حي الشعار, Al Shia'ar (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2085139, 37.1855771 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians died and 10 more were wounded in an alleged airstrike on Al Shia’ar in Aleppo, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

AMC reported that the Syrian regime killed four and wounded ten more. Other local news sources such as Aksalser News also blamed the regime for the raid.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights initially reported the attack to be Syrian regime, but in a later news brief it blamed Russia.

Some local news sources, including LCCSY, reported that Russian warplanes to blame for the airstrike.

Eldorar News reported that both “Russian and Syrian warplanes were shelling with missiles and bombs in various areas in Aleppo including Al Shia’ar which killed and wounded civilians.”

According to sources, there was shelling with the use of cluster bombs, explosive barrels and missiles.

Multiple sources including Syrian PC, put the death toll at four. However, Syrian Network for Human Rights and Orient News put the number of killed at two.

The number wounded was placed between five and ten with one child included.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Kharma 63 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
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  • An injured civilian being rescued following contested Russian and Assad regime warplane shelling in the neighbourhood Al Shia'ar, 9th July 2016. (via AMC)
  • The aftermath of alleged strike on Al'Shia'ar, Aleppo (Youtube via AMC)
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    A cluster bomb survivor in Al'Shia'ar (Tweet by @ShehabAgency)
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    A child incurred wounds following alleged Regime shelling (Tweet by @SN4HR)
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    The White Helmets on a rescue mission in Al'Shia'ar following alleged airstrikes (Youtube by AMC)
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    A little girl covered in blood, wounded following airstrikes, the source attributed blame to both Russia and the Regime (via Eldorar)
  • Plumes of smoke rise after suspected raids on Al'Shia'ar (via syrianpc)
  • Smoke and destruction on the streets of Al'Shia'ar (via Eltihad press)
  • Smoke and destruction on the streets of Al'Shia'ar (via Eltihad press)
  • Smoke and destruction on the streets of Al'Shia'ar (via Eltihad press)
  • An amublance at the scene following alleged airstrikes on Al'Shia'ar (via Eltihad press)
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    A wounded civilian exits a vehicle in Al'Shia'ar - the result of alleged airstrikes (via Etihadpress)
  • Smoke rises following suspected strikes on Al'Shia'ar (via syrianpc)

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 – 4
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]