Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS991

Incident date

July 11, 2016

Location

Bizza Square and Bab Maqam, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.204919, 37.152397 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Two attacks reportedly occurred in Bab Maqam, Old Aleppo within moments of one another. The first incident took place specifically in Bizza Square, and the other in another part of Bab Maqam. Two sources reported that all together, in both incidents, 30 people were killed in Bab Maqam. LCCSY said that “Assad forces intensive shelling and the Russian bombardment led to two massacres in Old Aleppo region, where 15 civilian martyrs were reported by bombardment of the monumental neighbourhood of Bab Maqam.” The source went on to say that “10 other martyrs and wounded were reported in Bizza Square due to Assad’s warplane bombardment.”

It has been reported by various sources that in Bizza Square between 10 and 17 people were killed, including women and children. Video evidence showed a resident of Bizza Square carrying his deceased son through the streets screaming “my son Mohammed Jalal“.

Jisrtv reported that Syrian regime warplanes were responsible for the destruction caused in this area of Bab Maqam. Smart News Agency posted a video which shows men, and children being dug out of the rubble by Civil Defence members, and later went on to claim that the air raids were resultant of Russian warplane shelling. Alsharq News, Sinn News and LCCSY both blamed the Syrian regime for the air raid attack.

Various local news sources stated that the second raid killed 20 people. Once again, both Russian and Syrian regime warplanes have been blamed for the shelling.

There have been claims that 15 people were wounded in this attack, however most other reports such as those from Enab Baladi are vague, claiming that “others” were wounded.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Jalal Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    25 – 30
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]

Media
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    A father screams "my son Mohammed Jalal", as he carries his body through the streets following Assad regime and Russian bombardments in Bizza Square, Bab Maqam, 11th/12th July 2016.
  • Photographs of the destruction in Bizza Square, Bab Maqam - the aftermath of alleged Russian strikes (Tweet by @ShehabAgency)
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    Bizza Square, Aleppo. A man walks through the streets carrying his son killed in alleged Russian attacks (Youtube by The White Helmets)
  • A JCB works its way through the rubble at Bizza Square (via Jisrtv)
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    A man walks down the road in Bab Maqam holding a young boy in his arms following alleged airstrikes (via SNN)
  • Destruction in Bizza Square (via Smart)
  • A destroyed vehicle amongst rubble and clouds of dust in Bizza Square (via Smart)
  • Signifactn material damage at Bizza Square following suspected Russian or Regime airstrikes (via Smart)
  • A White Helmet member at the site of destruction in Bizza Square (via Smart)
  • Local people work their way through the rubble at Bizza Square (via Smart)
  • The White Helmets provide aid at Bizza Square following suspected Russian or Regime attacks (via Smart)
  • The interior of a paint store in disarray following th suspected Russian or Regime raids on Bizza Square (via Smart)
  • Numerous vehicles destroyed and masses of rubble at Bizza Square (via Smart)
  • Local people in the devasted Bizza Square, results of alleged Russian warplanes (via Baladi)
  • Civilians covered in dust try and save victims of the alleged attacks on Bizza Square (Tweet by @MehdenL)

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
    25 – 30
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]