Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1019

Incident date

July 19, 2016

Location

الأتارب, Al Atarib, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1375975, 36.8284035 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

In a major civilian casualty event, 23 named civilians died and up to 50 more were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on an industrial area in Al Atareb, Aleppo. There were no allegations against the Assad regime.

Death counts rose as reports emerged. Jisrtv reported seven killed, while Enab Baladi put the figure at “more than 10”, adding that the shelling destroyed the neighbourhood.

According to Shahba Revolution, many of the bodies were burnt with some left unidentified due to burns. Sources published graphic images showing charred bodies.

Smart News placed the number of killed  as high as 22, a figure all published by Shaam and Alamawi News. This has been confirmed by Halab News Network who published a report of the named bodies. all listed below.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee has claimed that more than 20 people were injured. A local civilian placed the number of injured much higher at 50.

According to Ara News, “the raids struck an industrial area and destroyed the local hospital, forcing it out of service.”

Shaam News Network summarised the event: “Aleppo on Tuesday was bloody in every sense of the word… only the sounds of screams from the wounded… and the smell of death. In the countryside west of Aleppo, the number of civilian martyrs who have risen by the bombing of Russian criminality with warplanes on the industrial market in the city of Al Atareb is now 22 martyrsThe raids caused considerable material damage, destroying six shops and a mosque and caused the fall of the dozens of wounded, some note that the bodies of the martyrs were picking them charred, were among the martyrs of two children.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Obaida Kokash 16 years old male killed
  • Khalil Kokash 13 years old male killed

Family members (2)

  • Ghaith Ahmad Omar 13 years old male killed
  • Tharwa Ahmad Omar 18 years old female killed

Family members (2)

  • Bilal Darwish Age unknown male killed
  • Osama Haj Darwish Adult male killed
  • Rajab Mahmoud Ali 21 years old male killed
  • Abd al Karim al Mohammad 4 years old male killed
  • Yusuf Haj Mousa 55 years old male killed
  • Zakaria al Fakari 23 years old male killed
  • Maram Akkoush 12 years old female killed
  • Ahmad Khalek al Ali 50 years old male killed
  • Mohammad Mohammad 60 years old male killed
  • Abd al Qadr 20 years old male killed
  • Ismail al Shillo 35 years old male killed
  • Mohammad Jarad Ma’moun Age unknown male killed
  • Joumana al Said Age unknown female killed
  • Aref Mohammad Jibrail Age unknown male killed
  • Osama Khalil Age unknown male killed
  • Mustafa Ghorab Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammad Mahboul Age unknown male killed
  • Mohamamd Samir al Ghawi Age unknown male killed
  • Abdulkari Al-Mohammed Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    23
  • (5 children2 women16 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–50
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Images showing the massive destruction following the alleged Russian airstrikes on Al-Atarib, Aleppo (via Thiqa tweet)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Victims of the massive alleged Russian airstrikes on Al-Atarib, Aleppo (via Shabab Recolution tweet)
  • Images showing the massive destruction following the alleged Russian airstrikes on Al-Atarib, Aleppo (via Shabab Revolution tweet)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Victims of the massive alleged Russian airstrikes on Al-Atarib, Aleppo (via 3maraal7arere tweet)

Unknown Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 16th – 27th 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    23
  • (5 children2 women16 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–50
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (21) [ collapse]