Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS036

Incident date

October 13, 2015

Location

دارة عزة, Darat Izza, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.28247, 36.85216 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least five and as many as 15 civilians were reported killed in heavy Russian airstrikes on the town of Darat Izza, according to reports.

Al Jazeera said eight members of one family were among the dead. Five of those killed were later named by the local al Kanana Hospital.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights agreed that five non-combatants had died, though blamed the strikes on Assad regime aircraft. However Russian Air Force aircraft (likely either Su-30s or Su-34s) were filmed bombing the town the previous day.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed Zkomo Adult male killed
  • Ahmed Mohamed Tawfiq Al Jamal Adult male killed
  • Alaa Mohammed Ninh Adult male killed
  • Kamel Misto Homs Adult male killed
  • Mohammed Abdul Qader Afasheh Al Helou Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 15
  • (5 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
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    Victim of the alleged Russian airstrike on Dara Ezzat, October 13th 2015 (via al Kanana Hospital)
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    Footage of 'the moment Russia carried out strikes on Darat Izza'. 13th October 2015. (via AEJkhalil)
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    An of the alleged Russian airstrike on Dara Ezzat, October 13th 2015 (via al Kanana Hospital)
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    Injured civilians being treated at Al Kanana hospital, 13th October 2015. (via: Darat Izza News)
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    Victim of the alleged Russian airstrike on Dara Ezzat, October 13th 2015 (via al Kanana Hospital)
  • The activist @AEJkhalil tweets death toll rising to 15, 13th October 2015. (via AEJkhalil)
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    Victim of the alleged Russian airstrike on Dara Ezzat, October 13th 2015 (via al Kanana Hospital)
  • Video footage showing destruction at Darat Izza and Hayyan, 13th October 2015. (via: Al Jazeera)

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 a number of strikes in the Aleppo area in its update for October 13th-14th 2015: “Su-24 bombers performed strikes against facilities near Aleppo, where terrorists manufactured explosives and installed them in vehicles of suicide bombers. These vehicles were planned to be used in the course of terrorist attacks in the cities and towns of Syria, and against positions of the governmental forces.”

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
    5 – 15
  • (5 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]