Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4327

Incident date

June 23, 2021

Location

الاتارب, Al Atareb, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1371787, 36.8106364 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a woman, was killed and between two and three civilians, including a woman and one to two children, were injured in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Al Atareb on June 23, 2021.

According to Halab Today, “the family sat at the table to eat breakfast, when an artillery shell from the regime forces surprised them, injuring a woman and her child in the city of Atarib”.

@anasanas84 tweeted that “a woman and several children” had been injured and attributed the strikes to Russia and the regime in addition to Al Atareb Media Office posting that “a woman and two children were injured”. Images provided by @Tb7FgaFJwxqQlKu show two children, a boy and a girl, with injuries. Radio Al Kul also reported that one of the children injured was the son of the woman involved in the incident.

@ZaitunAgency reported that the woman that was injured “succumbed to her injuries” and @syriapostnew1 also reported that a woman was killed.

The Syrian American Medical Society added that “our staff at Atarib Surgical Hospital received wounded civilians, provided them with all medical services, and a woman was transferred to Bab al-Hawa Hospital to complete treatment.”

Various sources identified the home that was bombed as being close to the Turkish military post and Baladi News pinpointed the location as “near the Turkish point in the “Al-Wasata” area”. Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the strikes severely damaged the house’s structure.

Sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime were responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Image of the breakfast that the family had just sat down to eat when shells surprised them and resulted in the injury of a woman and child - strikes occurred in Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by Halab Today via Facebook)
  • Image of a kitchen struck by artillery in Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by Halab Today via Facebook)
  • Image of a kitchen struck by artillery in Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by Halab Today via Facebook)
  • Image of a kitchen struck by artillery in Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by Halab Today via Facebook)
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    Image of one of the children injured in the strike on Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by @anasanas84)
  • Image of the breakfast that the family had just sat down to eat when shells surprised them and resulted in the injury of a woman and child - strikes occurred in Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by @OrientNews)
  • Image of the breakfast that the family had just sat down to eat when shells surprised them and resulted in the injury of a woman and child - strikes occurred in Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by @OrientNews)
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    Image of one of the children injured in the strike on Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by @Tb7FgaFJwxqQlKu)
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    Members of the Syrian American Medial Society treat the injured children in the strikes on Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by SAMS Arabic)
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    Members of the Syrian American Medial Society treat the injured children in the strikes on Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by SAMS Arabic)
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    Members of the Syrian American Medial Society treat the injured children in the strikes on Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by SAMS Arabic)
  • Members of the Syrian American Medial Society treat those injured in the strikes on Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by SAMS Arabic)
  • Image of the meal a family was sitting down to eat when their hoe was struck by artillery in Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Image of a White Helmet searching through a kitchen struck by artillery in Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Image of a kitchen struck by artillery in Al Atareb on June 23, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Atareb (الاتارب), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.1371787, 36.8106364. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]