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
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

RS929

Incident date

June 23, 2016

Location

القاطرجي, Al Qaterji (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1995518, 37.1815538 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Four to six civilians from one family, including women and children, died following air strikes on the Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, local media reported – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

A number of sources alleged the regime responsible, including the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Halab Today TV alleged “Assad’s planes and it’s allies” were responsible, while the Shaam News Network referred to “Russian and Assad’s planes”, alleging they operated jointly.

However, the majority of reports attributed the event to Russia.

The civil defence team, the White Helmets, did not apportion blame, reporting that four civilians were killed and many injured. The team “managed to pull out a family still alive from under the rubble” and continued to search for survivors. In a subsequent video report by the White Helmets, seven non-combatants were documented injured.

“Lion war” put the death toll at four, while @zakarianassani suspected that eight were injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Here in Aleppo, I know the paradise and blood shedding the sign of the bombing of Russian occupation aircraft, which has no mercy, neither human nor stone" (Tweet by @shbabRevolution)

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
    4 – 6
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–8
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS928

Incident date

June 22, 2016

Location

ﺣﻠﺐ, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.197971, 37.1656697 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians including three to four children were killed in Aleppo, according to multiple local sources.

Aljazeera reported that a combined operation of the Regime forces and Russian fighter jets resulted in the loss of civilian life.

The highest death toll, placed at six, was initially reported by Baladi, who alleged one child was killed and an unknown number of others wounded – it blamed the regime.

@SyriaWatanNews tweeted a limited account of events, however detailed munitions used: reportedly “a mortar shell”, fell into the neighbourhood and consequently there was “news of injuries”.

Gulfeyes also documented six victims, including one child, while others were injured, “after being hit by shells fired by opposition factions on the Khalidiya neighborhood and Nile Street in the western part under the control of government forces in Aleppo”.

At present it is unclear which faction was responsible for the deaths of the civilians documented; Russia received three allegations, the Regime two, the remaining sources referred to “artillery shelling” and “warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ines Sayrafi Child female killed
  • Celine Sayrafi Child female killed
  • Ahmed Obaid Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 6
  • (1–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (9) [ 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 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
    3 – 6
  • (1–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS927

Incident date

June 22, 2016

Location

حريتان, Hraytan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two to four civilians died including, two children following alleged Russian raids on Hraitan, Aleppo governorate, according to local sources. The source, Orient, reported strikes caused significant material damage and “huge fires” in the town, resulting in several others wounded. @ALAMAWI’s report differed from most, it alleged one man dead, and one woman and a child injured; the source referred to the use of “heavy machine guns” and “military aviation” on Hraitan, suggesting that the deaths may have been caused by a party other than Russia.

All other sources alleged Russia responsible, furthermore, the majority or reports referred to the use of phosphorus, a weapon illegal under International law.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 children0–1 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets help people out of the rubble following alleged Russian air strikes on Hraitan, June 22nd (via syrianpc)
  • List of martyrs, two named victims at 0'40" (Youtube by Halab Tv Today)
  • Aftermath of bombardment on Hraitan (via Kurdistan24)
  • Phosphorous raids on Hraitan, Aleppo (via Thiqa News Agency)
  • Phosphorous raids on Hraitan, Aleppo (via Thiqa News Agency)

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.

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 children0–1 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS237 RS926

Incident date

June 21, 2016

Location

الرقة‎, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.94727, 39.00887 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Within 100m (via Coalition) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Within 100m (via Coalition)

Airwars assessment

Up to 38 civilians including six children and three women were killed and up to 150 injured in airstrikes on Raqqa, according to multiple sources.

While most alleged that Russia carried out the attack, the United States later admitted responsibility – though admitted only three civilians deaths: “June 21, 2016, near Ar Raqqah, Syria, during a strike targeting an ISIL headquarters building, it is assessed that three individuals were killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.”

This was revised on April 30th 2017 with the Coalition noting that “June 21, 2016, near Ar Raqqah, Syria: Number 12 and 13 on Nov. 9, 2016, U.S. Central Command press release were both based on the same report. The actual assessment was that on June 21, 2016, near Ar Raqqah, during a strike on an ISIS headquarters four civilians were unintentionally killed.”

An initial report by Shaam News blamed Russia, but it then changed its position: “Coalition planes launched raids on al Dalla roundabout and the area of the electricity company in Raqqa which led to civilians deaths and wounded.”

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently named 27 or more victims.

However, according to the total number of identified victims across other sources, the death toll reached no less than 38, including at least six children and several women.

Syrian Press Center – who blamed Russia – said that the following locations were targeted:

“one raid near al Rahman laundry

one raid near the electricity HQ

one raid near Shukri Bozan gas station.”

In July 2019 the Coalition provided Airwars with the location for this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Abd al Sattar Rashid al Zoro 10 years old killed
  • Mohammad Rashid al Zoro 15 years old male injured

Family members (2)

  • Ibrahim Matar al Wakka male killed
  • Musha’al Ibrahim al Wakka Child injured

Family members (6)

  • Saleh al Jamal Al Nayef Age unknown killed
  • The wife of Jamal Al Nayef female killed
  • Child of Jamal Al Nayef Child killed
  • Abdallah Jamal al Nayef Adult male killed
  • The wife Abdallah Jamal al Nayef Adult female killed
  • Child of Abdallah Jamal al Nayef Age unknown killed

Family members (6)

  • Yasser al Satouf Age unknown male killed
  • Khaled al Satouf Age unknown male killed
  • Fadi al Satouf Age unknown killed
  • Wafaa al Satouf Age unknown killed
  • Fadia al Satouf Age unknown killed
  • Wafaa al Satouf Child killed

Family members (3)

  • Dr. Mohammad Ali al Heito Adult male killed
  • Wife of Dr. Mohammad Ali al Heitoand Adult female killed
  • Son of Dr. Mohammad Ali al Heito Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmad Al Sheikh Khalil Al Yaseen Age unknown male killed
  • Ammar Abdullah Al Hasan Age unknown killed
  • Mouhammad al-Ahmad Age unknown male killed
  • Mouhannad Abu Heif Age unknown male killed
  • Tawfeeq Al A’nizan Age unknown male killed
  • Jamal Al Batran Age unknown killed
  • Mohammad al Sheikh Khalil al Yasin Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammad Al Ahmad al A’zzami Age unknown male killed
  • Ibrahim Juma’a al A’far Age unknown male killed
  • Ammar Abdallah Al Hassan al Satouf Age unknown killed
  • Jomaa al A’bo Al Fannash Age unknown male killed
  • Daughter of Jomaa al A’bo Al Fannash Age unknown female killed
  • Khalif Al Ibbo al Fanash Age unknown killed
  • Na’el al Fayyad Age unknown killed
  • Khashab al Khashab Age unknown killed
  • Tahseen al Hamoud Age unknown killed
  • Jamila Hussein al Jazra Age unknown killed
  • Hani al Hafez Age unknown killed
  • Hussein Issa al Noaimi Child killed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    23 – 38
  • (6–7 children4 women11 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    150
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Known attacker
    US-led Coalition
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (46) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (26) [ collapse]

  • A photo of the young man Muhannad Ismail Abu Haif killed following alleged Russian raids on the city. (via RBSS)
  • Riyad Khudar al Said (via RBSS)
  • Mohammad Al Ahmad al A’zzami (via RBSS).
  • Ammar al Sattouf (via RBSS)
  • Jma’a al Ibbo al Fanash (via RBSS)
  • Khalif Al Ibbo al Fanash (via RBSS)
  • Na’el al Fayyad (via RBSS)
  • Khashab al Khashab (via RBSS)
  • Ibrahim Matar al Wakka, was killed with his two children in the air strike (via RBSS)
  • Musha’al Ibrahim al Wakka’ was killed and his brother Hafez Ibrahim al Waka’a was injured seriously leading the his feet being amputated (via RBSS)
  • Hani al Hafez (via RBSS)
  • Jamal Saleh al Batran (via RBSS)
  • Video showing regime shelling of Ar Raqqah (Youtube via RT Report)
  • Material destruction in Ar Raqqah (via RBSS)
  • Material destruction in Ar Raqqah (via RBSS)
  • Material destruction in Ar Raqqah (via RBSS)
  • Material destruction in Ar Raqqah (via RBSS)
  • Material destruction in Ar Raqqah (via RBSS)
  • Hani al Hafez died following alleged Russian action near the electricity station in Ar Raqqah (via RBSS)
  • Abdallah Fayyad al Saleh al Hussein, a victim of alleged Russian action on Ar Raqqah (via RBSS)
  • Jamal Saleh al Batran died following alleged attacks by Russian aviation (via RBSS)
  • Hussein Issa al Noaimi died in alleged Russia aerial bombardment on Ar Raqqah (via RBSS)
  • "the shelling also resulted in the destruction of five houses completely, in addition to three other combustion, as well as physical damage to seven shops and damage to its contents almost entirely" (via Syrian News Desk)
  • The aftermath of aerial bombardment on Ar Raqqah (via Erem)
  • Names of sixteen of alleged deceased (via @syria1@news1)
  • Smoke from alleged Russian attacks on Ar Raqqah (via @shaamnews)

Geolocation notes

Prior to the Coalition releasing the MGRS for this incident, Airwars had geolocated it to the nearest city at 35.9505639, 39.0094148

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Credible
    The investigation assessed that although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties regrettably occurred.
  • Given reason for civilian harm
    Entered target area just prior to or after munition released
    Airwars’ assessment of belligerent’s civilian casualty statement
  • Initial Airwars grading
    Confirmed
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    4
  • Stated location
    near Raqqah, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SEV008781
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Apr 30, 2017
  • Nov 9, 2016
  • during a strike targeting an ISIL headquarters building, it is assessed that three individuals were killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.

  • “June 21, 2016, near Ar Raqqah, Syria: Number 12 and 13 on the Nov. 9, 2016, U.S. Central Command press release were both based on the same report. The actual assessment was that on June 21, 2016, near Ar Raqqah, during a strike on an ISIS headquarters four civilians were unintentionally killed.”

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For June 20th-21st, the Coalition reported: “ Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes struck an ISIL-used bridge and destroyed five ISIL oil pump jacks.”

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.

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    23 – 38
  • (6–7 children4 women11 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    150
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Known attacker
    US-led Coalition
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (46) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS925

Incident date

June 21, 2016

Location

كفر حمرة, Kafr Hamra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.255362, 37.087714 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two to three civilians died and dozens of others were reported wounded following alleged Russian strikes on the town Kafra Hamra, local media reported.

A youtube video by Aldorar al-shyma reported the use of phosphorus bombs, a chemical weapon illegal under International Law, though the source did not apportion blame. [Video no longer available]

HalabTodayTv referred to “napalm incendiary” used by “Russian warplanes” which reportedly struck “the towns of Kafr Hamra and Hraytan and the village of Tal musibin and the Asia and Bureij in the countryside north of Aleppo”. “Stereochemistry” rockets were alleged used by @shahed_alep.

Detail of the location hit was provided by @syria_feed, who alleged “the industry” area of the town had come under fire from warplanes, though it didn’t say who they belonged to.

Civilians affected by the strikes reportedly fled the town, while others took “to the ground floors in buildings, to shelter from the impact of phosphorus bombs”, according to Alweam. The source added that dozens more civilians were suspected wounded, some critically.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • "...civilians had to leave their areas and flee, while others resorted to the ground floors in buildings, to take shelter from the impact of phosphorus bombs placed on them" following alleged Russian action on Hraytan (via Alweam)
  • A civilian at the site of a blaze following alleged chemical weapon attacks by Russian aviation (via Qasioun)

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.

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS924

Incident date

June 20, 2016

Location

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

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

Between five and eight civilians including one child and up to four women died – and many more were wounded – in airstrikes on Tareeq al Bab, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

Many local sources reported that between four and five of the victims were from the same family. Accpording to Halab Today TV, “the child Ahmad, the only survivor from his family of 4 who were killed following the air raid on Tareeq al bab in Aleppo”.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee put the death toll at five with six more wounded. Orient News, however, said that as many as eight died.

Ammar al-Halabi, an activist, told Syrian News DeskRussian warplanes carried out two air missile strikes on a four-storey apartment building in the central nieghbourhood, killing six civilians, including a child. Others were taken to a field hospital for treatment.

LCCSY and the Shaam News Network blamed Russia, however, Nabd syria was among other sources blaming the regime. It said that four women and a child died, with “dozens” more people injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Falak Obeid, the wife of Kareem Abdul Salam Adult female killed
  • Kareem Abdul Salam 50 years old male killed
  • The mother of Kareem Abdul Salam Adult female killed
  • The daughter of Kareem Abdul Salam 20 years old female killed
  • Abdul Rahman Karim 5 years old male
  • Name unknown Age unknown

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 8
  • (1 child3–4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (20) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Tareeq al-Bab, June 20th (via LCCSY)
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    A child is removed from the rubble following an airstrike on Tareeq al-Bab in Aleppo, June 20th (via aa)
  • "Russian airstrikes on Tariq al Bab neighbourhood" (via LCCSY)
  • Destruction in Tareeq al bab neighbourhood in the city (via LCCSY)
  • Destruction in Tareeq al bab neighbourhood in the city (via LCCSY)
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    A child civilian wounded following air raids on Tareeq Al Bab (via SNN)
  • Rescue team uncover civilians from rubble following alleged strikes (via SNN)
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    A civilian covered in dust and rubble following air strikes (via SNN)
  • A boy is carried away from the destruction on a stretcher by the White Helmets (via SNN)
  • Material destruction of Tareeq Al Bab (via SNN)
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    "the child Ahmad, the only survivor from his family of 4 who were killed following the air raid on Tareeq al bab in Aleppo. Photograph by Ammar al Halabi" (via Halab Tv Today)
  • The White Helmets at the site of aerial raids on Tareeq al Bab (Youtube by The White Helmets)
  • "@0’23” Tareeq al bab. Abd al Salam Kareem 50 years old and his wife Falak al Obeid and his mother and daughter and Abd al Rahman Karim 5 years old" (Youtube by Halab Tv Today)
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    The White Helmets pull a small boy from the rubble at Tareeq al Bab (via Enabbaladi)
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    A civilian boy rescued following alleged airstrikes (via Zamanalwasl)
  • "Six civilians were killed and others injured this morning, due to the Russian warplanes targeting the neighborhood Tareeq al-Bab under the control of the opposition in the south of the city of Aleppo" (via Syrianewsdesk)
  • "my house was here..." (via @mohalkhatieb)
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    A civilian is pulled from the destruction in Tareeq Al Bab (via Jisrtv)
  • "Four women and a child was killed and dozens of bombing al-Assad warplanes neighborhood injured by the Al-Bab in bombing also caused the martyrdom of five children from one family" (via Nabd Syria)
  • "rescuing one of the children stuck under the rubble as a result of Russian strikes on the neighbourhoods of Aleppo" (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
    5 – 8
  • (1 child3–4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS923

Incident date

June 20, 2016

Location

‏كفر بسين‬, Kafr Bisin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2709462, 36.9960522 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One woman died and several other civilians were injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kafr Basin in Aleppo, according to local media.

A Tweet by thiqanewsagency said that “rocket chemistry and phosphorous bombs” were used in the attack.

HalabTodayTV also tweeted that stereochemistry had been used – it specified that these missiles were realised from Russian warplanes.

Other sources reported the incident but did not identify the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Assiya Jaloul Adult female killed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • The moment an airstrike hit Kafr Bsin, June 20th 2017 (via Nabd news)
  • Video of the White Helmets rescue team pulling civilians from the rubble (Youtube by The White Helmets)
  • "one woman killed and 5 others injured following an air raid on the town of Kafr Bsin in the northern Aleppo countryside at dawn this morning" (via White Helmets Facebook) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Aftermath of raids on Kafr Bsin (via White Helmets Facebook) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Rescue team work through the rubble at Kafr Bsin (via White Helmets Facebook) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • @0’23” Kafr Bsin - Assiya Jaloul (Youtube by Halab Tv Today)
  • "The first moments of aerial bombardment on Kafr Bsin" (Youtube via Thiqa Agency)

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.

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS922

Incident date

June 19, 2016

Location

Castello Road, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.25784, 37.15199 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on the Al Castello Road north of Aleppo city, according to local media – though it is unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that a media activist and IT Engineering student at the Free Aleppo University died in suspected Russian warplane strikes on Castello Road.

However, according to Syrian Press Center, the regime was responsible. The source said that aircraft targeted Castello road with ‘dozens of barrels’ and ‘explosive stereochemistry rockets’.

Multiple other sources referred to ‘warplanes’ and ‘helicopters’ but did not identify them.

Only the Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed the bombardment to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud Mohammad Jawad 22/23 years old male IT Engineering student and media activist killed
  • Muhammad Hisham Mjos 51 years old male killed
  • Mohammed Adib/Ahmed Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilians harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Mahmoud Mohammad Jawad an IT Engineering student died in alleged Russian raids (via SN4HR)
  • "Regime aircraft targeted dozens of barrels and explosive rockets stereochemistry since morning Castello Road road north of the city of Aleppo" (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 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
    3
  • (3 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

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