Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

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

  • Civilian 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)
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    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

  • Civilian 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]