Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4368

Incident date

August 10, 2021

Location

تديل, Tadel, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to two children were killed in regime and/or Russian shelling in the village of Tadel in the countryside of Aleppo on August 10th, 2021, according to multiple sources.

The majority of sources reported the death of one child and the injury of two of her siblings. The child who died was named by four sources as Rayan al-Hassan, while two others named her as Lian al-Hassan. She was reportedly one and half years old. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that one of the injured children, who had been taken to a hospital in Turkey, also then passed away that same day. He was identified by other sources as Abdel Ghafour Al-Hassan, aged between four and six. According to Syria TV, he had shrapnel in his head.

The surviving sibling had her leg amputated, according to multiple sources. She was identified by @pressrahhal as 12-year-old Rama.

The family’s house was reportedly hit by artillery shelling leading to the casualties. Most sources placed responsibility on regime forces, while @s2udFqewzZOZrQU implicated just Russian forces and other sources, including the Syrian Civil Defence, said it was regime and Russian artillery shelling. @anasanas84 meanwhile blamed the “Russian and Iranian militias”, as did @pressrahhal.

Baladi News reported that the bombing coincided with an intense flight of Russian reconnaissance planes over the region.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Rayan al-Hassan one and half years years old female killed
  • Abdel Ghafour Al-Hassan 6 years old male Most sources put him as 6, but one reported him as 4 killed
  • Rama al-Hassan 12 years old female Rama's leg was reportedly amputated injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The Syrian Civil Defence posted this image in relation to alleged artillery shelling on August 10th, 2021 in the village of Tadel. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defence)
  • The Syrian Civil Defence posted this image in relation to alleged artillery shelling on August 10th, 2021 in the village of Tadel. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defence)
  • The Syrian Civil Defence posted this image in relation to alleged artillery shelling on August 10th, 2021 in the village of Tadel.(Image posted by Syrian Civil Defence)
  • Translated image caption: The death of a child and the injury of two of her brothers, one of whom is in a critical condition, in artillery shelling by the regime and Russia forces on the village of Tadel in the western countryside of Aleppo. (Image posted by @IdlibPlus)
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    Translated image caption: Today they kidnapped the soul of Rayan and Abdul Ghafour. (Image posted by @Hamoudi_Free_Sy)
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    Translated image caption: Today they kidnapped the soul of Rayan and Abdul Ghafour. (Image posted by @Hamoudi_Free_Sy)
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    Rayan al-Hassan was reportedly killed by artillery shelling on August 10th, 2021. She was one and half years old. (Image posted by @mohmad_rasheed)
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    Graphic image of Rayan al-Hassan after she was killed on August 10th, 2021 in reported artillery shelling on her house. (Image posted by @feryal222kakhi)
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    Image of a child's legs after one of amputated. 12-year-old Rama reportedly lost her leg as a result of artillery shelling (Image via @pressrahhal)
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    Image of injured child from the August 10th, 2021 incident in Tadel village. (Image posted by @pressrahhal)
  • Video posted possibly showing shelling from this incident but it's not clear in the caption. (Video posted by @anasanas84)

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

Iranian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (26) [ collapse]