Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS981

Incident date

July 10, 2016

Location

بشنترا, Bashentra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2211157, 37.0027251 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that four civilians died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Bashentra.

Burqa News reported “Russian warplanes carried out shelling with missiles and cluster bombs”.

Ara News placed the number of wounded at 10, whereas Step News said that as many as 50 were injured. It said that some of the injuries were serious and that some people “were sent to hospitals in Turkey.” Qasioun also reported that dozens of injured were sent to local hospitals and medical centres.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–50
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Alleged Russian munitions left following suspected strikes on Bashentra (Tweet by @RevolutionSyria)
  • Smoke rises after alleged strikes on Bashentra (via syrianpc) [Image attributed to more than one incident]
  • Clouds of smoke above Bashentra after suspected Russian warplane shelling (via Radio Kull)

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
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–50
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]