Russian Military in Syria

A Russian combat aircraft at Khmeimim airbase in Syria being prepared for action. (Russian Ministry of Defence)

Belligerent
Russian military
Country
Syria
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Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

RS057

Incident date

October 18, 2015

Location

الزربة, Az Zarbah, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.06763, 36.97987 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilian males were reported killed when their car was struck in an alleged Russian airstrike at Zerbeih. Three people were also reported injured in the attack. The men were named by VDC as Mohammad Subhi Basheir and Abdo Ali.

Footage and interviews from the town showed extreme damage to at least one civilian neighbourhood.

An eyewitness described the attack for Smart News: “We were over there and I went over there to do somethings when the planes hit over there. After an hour it came back again and hit from the western side, it hit the house over there with two missiles and there’s a house east of Zerbeih, they hit it three times.”

Reporter: And it’s all kids, civilians?

Witness: Yes children and there are people injured. There was a family here, some were injured and others killed and there were shops all along here.

Reporter: Are there any bases or anything?

Witness: There are no bases. we’re all civilians here, there’s nothing else.

 

 

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Subhi Basheir Adult male killed
  • Abdo Ali Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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 (14) [ collapse]

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 confirmed carrying out strikes in Aleppo governorate for October 18th-19th 2015: “Russian aviation performed 33 combat sorties from the Hmeymim airbase engaging 49 ISIS facilities in the Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Lattakia and Hama provinces… Near Djdayda settlement (Aleppo province), Su-25 attack aircraft eliminated a workshop used for production of self-made rockets. The equipped facility manufactured single-use launching ramps and rockets for distant fire at Syrian Armed Forces’ positions and inhabited areas. The direct hit of an air bomb resulted in detonation of explosives and destruction of the whole facility.”

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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 (14) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS848

Incident date

June 4, 2016

Location

السخنة, As Sukhnah, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.8848748, 38.8711739 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Five children from the same family died in an airstrike on As Suknhah, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

LCCSY said that “five children were killed and others injured on the outskirts of al Sokhna in the eastern countryside following raids by Russian warplanes using targeted missiles according to local activists.”

According to Aranews, who also blamed Russia, the five children were aged between five and 14 years.

Eldorar reported that Russian raid skilled “five children on the spot” and injured 14 other non-combatants.

However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed the regime, reporting that four civilians including two children died by forces carried out a bombardment on al-Heil oil field. It also published images of the aftermath of the shelling, which it said had been carried out by “warplanes and helicopters”.

However, Egypt Today and Eremnews blamed the regime.

Five victims – all children – were named by SHRC.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Jana Hussein Alfawaz Al-khalifa Al-Hajj Child killed
  • Khatma Huweidi Alsaleh Al-Nayef Al-Hajj Child killed
  • Ru’a Huweidi Alsaleh Al-Nayef Al-Hajj Child killed
  • Nayef Ibn Ghazi Al-Zuweidi Al-Hajj Child killed
  • Hanadi Huweidi Alsaleh Al-Nayef Al-Hajj Child

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (5 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–14
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • "destruction in Al-sukhna due to warplane and helicopters shelling" (via Syriahr news)
  • "destruction in Al-sukhna due to warplane and helicopters shelling" (via Syriahr news)
  • "destruction in Al-sukhna due to warplane and helicopters shelling" (via Syriahr news)
  • The aftermath of a strike on Al Sukhna, June 4th (via syriahr news)
  • One of the five children allegedly killed in strikes on As Suknah (via SHRC)
  • One of the five children allegedly killed in strikes on As Suknah (via SHRC)

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 June 1st – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (5 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–14
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS875

Incident date

June 8, 2016

Location

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

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

Between eight and 18 civilians died and dozens more were injured when strikes hit the Al Shia’ar neighborhood in Aleppo, including Al Bayan hospital – with doctors, patients and members of the White Helmets among the casualties. The incident looks to have been carried out by the Syrian regime – with the majority of the sources blaming barrel bombs – but some other reports alleged that Russia was responsible.

The title of a video posted by LLC media said that Russia was to blame.

LCCSY initially reported that “warplanes” had carried out strikes on Al Bayan hospital, though they didn’t identify the planes.

However, in a second report LCCSY said that Russian warplanes were responsible for strikes on the Al Shia’ar neighborhood and published a number of images showing the aftermath.

A further report did not say who was to blame, but that “warplanes and helicopters targeted the street of Bayan Hospital in Shaar street in Aleppo with more than 8 barrel bombs in addition to airstrikes“, killing eight civilians and wounding others.

Both the Syrian Network for Human Rights and the Shaam News Network said that they regime was responsible, blaming barrel bombs for putting the hospital out of service.

A later report by SNN blamed the regime again, this time putting the death toll as high as 15 with “scores more” wounded including children, women and members of the White Helmets.

Footage showing the first moments of the “massacre” was published by the White Helmets, who later attributed the incident to Assad.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights didn’t say who carried out the attack, but like SN4HR blamed helicopters and put the death toll at ten.

In a report on hospitals hit in an Aleppo strike, the BBC said: “One of the strikes hit near the Bayan hospital in the eastern Shaar district, activists and a monitoring group said.

Video footage, purportedly of the aftermath, showed bodies being pulled from burning and destroyed buildings.

It was not clear who was responsible, but government forces are seeking to regain control of the divided city.”

It was cited in the White Helmets report that the hospital was hit by two barrel bombs.

A number of other sources published video footage showing destruction to the hospital and neighborhood but didn’t identify who was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 18
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (49) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (20) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets come to the aid of a wounded woman following a raid with barrel bombs on the Al Shia'ar neighborhood of Aleppo, June 8th (via White Helmets)
  • "the first moment of the massacre committed in al Shi’ar neighbourhood on the third day of the holy month of Ramadan 8/6/2016" (Youtube by Aleppo White Helmets)
  • "A massacre in Al-Shia’ar. Tens of martyrs and wounded in shelling with missiles and explosive barrels. Doctors and patients and members of the civil defense were among casualties. The attack was on Al-Bayan hospital" (Youtube by Hadi Abdullah)
  • "The massacre in Al-Shia’ar neighbourhood" (Youtube by Buraq Media)
  • "The massacre in Al-Shia’ar which left 10 martyrs and dozens on wounded" (Youtube by Ammar Alhalabi)
  • "Two explosive barrels on Al-bayan hospital...More than half the wounded are civil defense and patients" (Youtube by AMC)
  • The aftermath of shelling on Al-bayan hospital (Youtube by Baladi)
  • "the massacre in Al-Shia’ar after shelling" (Youtube by Thiqa News Agency)
  • Destruction caused by suspected Russian airstrikes on al Shiar neighbourhood (via LCCSY)
  • Building crumbles following suspected Russian airstrikes on al Shiar neighbourhood (via LCCSY)
  • Destruction caused by suspected Russian airstrikes on al Shiar neighbourhood (via LCCSY)
  • Victims of alleged Russian strikes (via LCCSY)
  • SNN publish photos of destruction and allege Assad responsible (via SNN Facebook)
  • SNN publish photographs of the destruction and allege Assad responsible (via SNN Facebook)
  • "Al Shia’ar neighbourhood targeted by Russian raids" (Youtube via LCC Media)
  • The White Helmets extinguish fire following airstrikes on the al Shi'ar neighbourhood (Via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • Bodies removed from the site of alleged airstrikes (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • A building alight following suspected airstrikes, the White Helmets blamed the Regime (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • A woman is rescued in the Al Shi'ar neighbourhood following airstrikes (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • "when al Bayan hospital was targeted in al Shi’ar neighbourhood in Aleppo leaving more than ten killed and dozens injured. [voice off camera asks ‘what kind of hit was this’ and another one says ‘it’s a barrel..a barrel’]" (Video via SNN facebook)

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 June 1st – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 18
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (49) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS906

Incident date

June 15, 2016

Location

كفر حلب, Kafr Halab, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.062057, 36.871512 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between two and seven civilians including up to six children died in an airstrike on Kafr Halab, according to local reports, though it is unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

@Almntaseballah and @samir_maleh reported Russian raids on the town but didn’t mention civilian casualties.

@shoaamd tweeted that a mother and her four children were killed “in bombing by Putin and Assad”.

Al Jazeera also blamed both the regime and Russia for the death of six children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Rahma Khalousi 56 years years old female killed
  • Ahmad Abd al Karim Child At 0’58” in a video by Halab Today killed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 7
  • (1–6 children1 woman)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Halab Today video listing martyrs for the 15th. @0’58” lists Kafr Hamra: the child Ahmad Abd al Karim [in Russian bombing]"(Youtube by Halab Today)

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 June 1st – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 7
  • (1–6 children1 woman)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS220

Incident date

December 2, 2015

Location

التمانعة, At Tamani'ah, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.457626, 36.750314 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Russian warplanes allegedly targeted the areas of Al Tamaanah and Tal A’as. A woman and her unborn child were said by Syria News to have been killed – though it blamed the Assad regime for the deaths.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

For November 26th-December 4th 2015, Russia reported carrying out 431 combat sorties, including strikes in Idlib.

Media
from belligerent (1) [ collapse]

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS234

Incident date

December 6, 2015

Location

زملكا, Zamalka, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5261, 36.35385 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to 20 civilians were reported killed – including 6 to 7 children and 2 women – and about 40 injured in an alleged Russian airstrike with vacuum missiles on Zamalka, according to multiple sources.

Al Jazeera reported that 12 civilians including two children died in the attack, while All4Syria said nearly 50 non-combatants died or were injured when four rockets were fired on Zamalka, stating that most of the casualties were women and children. It also said  activists who documented the alleged attack were unable to identify all of the dead because so many bodies were torn apart in the raid, with parents finding four decapitated children.

An All4Syria.info report added that the White Helmets moved the wounded to medical points in the region, while other medical sources suggested that the death toll increased because of the limited resources of the medical points.

The White Helmets themselves said they had spent nearly four hours attending the site and found the body of a woman under the rubble of buildings in a residential area, while another body was found on one of the roofs of surrounding buildings. They also reported that a child died as a result on injuries, putting the death toll at 16.

The Shaam News Network also put the death toll at 16 after a residential area was targeted. Like All4Syria.info, they stated that many of the bodies were unrecognisable, concluding that “this has always been the city similar to the bombing amid reports targeting popular market and the fall of the martyrs and the wounded.”

The victims have been named by VDC and Syria 2011.

Two unidentified victims were also listed:

Unidentified 1 – adult, male

Unidentified 2 – adult, male

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Fadi Basel Harata Child male killed
  • Saleh Harata Child male killed
  • Mohammad Harata Child male killed
  • Basel Harata Adult male killed
  • Basima Harata Adult female killed

Family members (2)

  • Samer Nizar al-Baghdadi Child male killed
  • Aamer Nizar al-Baghdadi Child male killed

Family members (2)

  • Mahmoud Zain Adnan al-Otri Adult male killed
  • Adnan Ahmad al-Otri Adult male killed
  • Hala al-Rhayem Child female killed
  • Bassam al-Rahim Adult male killed
  • Hassan Kbara Adult male killed
  • Kamel al-Ghosh Adult male killed
  • Qamara or Amra al-Ajhar Adult female killed
  • Nizar al-Baghdadi Adult male killed
  • Kamra Al Ajhar Age unknown killed
  • Bassila Hrata Age unknown female [“Her body was recovered from under the rubble this morning.”] killed
  • Mohammad Majed Kbara Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    18 – 20
  • (7 children3 women9 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    40
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    The White Helmets pulling a dead child out of the rubble, 6 December 2015. (via, SNN)
  • The immediate aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrike on Zamalka. (via, White Helmets)

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 published no known record of its strikes in Syria between December 4th-8th.

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    18 – 20
  • (7 children3 women9 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    40
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS081

Incident date

October 27, 2015

Location

حريتان, Hraytan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.287032, 37.08332 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Eight named civilians were killed and a number injured in a reported Russian night-time airstrike at Hraytan, near Aleppo.

The White Helmets – whose teams worked through the night to retrieve the dead and injured, reported: “Civil Defence team pulls out seven martyrs and several injured following Russian bombardement with vacuum missiles.

Hraytan City, an opposition site, later published the names of eight people it said had died in the attack.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Haytham Ismail Quraifi Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Masha’el Adult male 65 years old killed
  • Abdullah Haytham Al Quraifi Child male 10 years old killed
  • Mohammad Ghazal Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Mustapha Abdo Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Abdo Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Ghazal Adult male killed
  • Khudar Bin Ali Hamsho Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (1 child7 men)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

  • Rescuers at Hraytan October 27th (via Shaam News Network)
  • Civil Defence team pulls out 7 martyrs and several injured following Russian bombardment with vacuum missiles on the area of Assya in northern countryside. [Assya is in Hraytan] (via Majed Ahmad)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Title: Shaam Aleppo countryside. Scenes from the Russian raids on the town of Hraytan and the search for martyrs by the civil defence team 27/10/2015 (via SNN)
  • The work to remove the martyrs from under the rubble following the targeting of Russian planes of the neighbourhoods of the town of Hraytan with several raids. (via SNN)
  • The work to remove the martyrs from under the rubble following the targeting of Russian planes of the neighbourhoods of the town of Hraytan with several raids. (via SNN)
  • one of the children wounded in the Russian strikes on the city (via Hretan facebook)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian Defence Ministry has confirmed carrying out airstrikes in Aleppo governorate on October 27th-28th 2015: “For 24 hours, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 71 combat sorties engaging 118 terrorist objects in the Idlib, Homs, Hama, Aleppo, Damascus and Lattakia provinces…

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (1 child7 men)
  • 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]

Incident Code

RS020 CS133

Incident date

October 6, 2015

Location

عندان, Anadan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.29353, 37.04466 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two children and a 46 year old male were reported killed during four alleged Russian strikes in the evening on Anadan. Another man was also named as a victim by VDC. Eyewitnesses described at least one secondary, or ‘double tap’ strike.

A local medic told Qassioun: “Between the afternoon and evening Russian planes carried out intensive raids on areas in the northern Aleppo countryside which led to dozens of injured and three deaths. One of the martyrs is a ten year old boy, a young man of 17 years old and a 40 year old man. The injuries are very serious.”

Smart TV showed footage of Russian aircraft which it said was filmed near Aleppo: “Spotted at 17:30 in the evening, for the first time, one of the Russian planes in the sky of the city of Aleppo on their way to carry out raids on the villages and towns of the countryside.”

And Ibrahim Kharfan, a rebel in the town, insisted only civilian areas were being targeted: “The Russians are claiming, along with the regime and all those supporting this rotten regime they are claiming they are targeting [military] bases. We are here in Anadan and everything you see here is civilian houses. All the bombing now is being directed at civilians’ houses.”

While there was near consensus that Russia was responsible, VDC continues to list both boys as having been killed in a US-led Coalition strike.

 

The incident occured at 5:30 pm local time.

  • Mohammad Amin al-Sageer Adult male He was 46 years old and VDC says he was killed due to Russian strikes killed
  • Amin al-Sageer Adult male killed
  • Abd al-Rahman al-Sageer Child male He was 10 years old and VDC says he was killed due to coalition shelling killed
  • Ahmad Othman Hamidi Child male He was 17 years old and VDC says he was killed due to coalition shelling killed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children2 men)
  • 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, US-led Coalition

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A video reporting four alleged Russian raids on the town of Anadan on, 6th October 2015. (via, The Syrian Civil Defence)
  • Footage reporting that Russian planes targeted Anadan in Aleppo for the first time, 6th October 2015. (via Arabs in Turkey)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    The body of one of the children, Abed Al Rahman al Sageer, killed in the raid on Anadan, 6th October 2015. (via, VDC)
  • News bulletin reporting that 4 Russian raids on Anadan had caused deaths and injuries. One eyewitness reports that two brothers were killed in the raid. [Via: Al Aan news]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Although Russia reported 20 combat sorties for October 6th 2015, no reference was made to strikes in Aleppo governorate. The Russian MoD also intimated that opposition forces were faking reports of civilian casualties: “It cannot be ruled out that now terrorists are intentionally preparing acts of provocation such as detonation of mosques in order to demonstrate fake photos and videos to indict the Russian aviation.”

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children2 men)
  • 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, US-led Coalition

Sources (11) [ collapse]