Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1043

Incident date

July 24, 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

Up to 22 civilians died and dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on civilian homes and the main market in Al Atarib, according to local media – though it is unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

Many sources alleged that both parties carried out tens of strikes. LCCSY, for example, said that Russian raids were carried out “with the participation of Assad warplanes”.

According to SRG, Al-Atareb hospital was put out of service following Russian strikes, while Mohalkahtieb reported that “more than 20 raids” on the main market killed more than 20 and wounded 40.

Amna_Ali_ was MONG numerous sources that also blamed Russia and published extremely graphic images of victims. Most of the victims were children, said Syrianfreeyouth.

According to Sourita, “Russian and Syrian warplanes struck the local market in Al-Atareb and civilian houses which killed 22 civilians, the  majority children, and injured tens of people.”

Akhbar Alan provided more detail, though it didn’t identify the culprits. According to the source, “Warplanes carried out many raids in Al-Atareb city in Aleppo yesterday [July 24th]. In less than half an hour warplanes carried out 16 raids, six of them with cluster bombs, 5 with missiles, and 9 with heavy machine guns. The shelling focused on the local market, a main road and also the hospital in the city which resulted in it being out of service. Activists said 24 civilians were killed due to the intensive raids with 65 others were wounded, some critically”.

While this report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed Russia, there was some confusion in reporting, with an earlier report saying that regime missiles killed at least six civilians in Al Atarib.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mhammad Sayyed Hasan 53/54 years old male killed
  • Mahmood Othman Jalloul Adult male killed
  • Mohammed Ahmad Adult male killed
  • Ayyoub Mohammed Adult male killed
  • Ramadan Al-Shilo Adult male killed
  • Fayez Sabbagh Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 22
  • (1 woman6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–65
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (21) [ collapse]

  • 'Mohammad Sayed Hasan, born in 1962, media activist, from Al Atareb city in Aleppo governorate, died on August 1, due to alleged Russian warplanes missiles fired on Al Atareb city in July 25, 2016.' (via SN4HR)
  • The destruction at the market in Al Atarib following suspected Russian shelling (Youtube via Qasioun)
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    A correspondent reports on the civilian cost of alleged Russian strikes at the market in Al Atarib (Youtube via Syrianpc)
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    Graphic photograph of a civilian covered in blood, killed in alleged suspected warplane shelling on the market in Al Atarib (Tweet via Kmosto) [Page no longer available -accessed via Airwars archive]
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    A severely wounded civilian is treated for injuries to the head, the consequence of alleged warplane shelling on Al Marja (Tweet via Kmosto) [Page no longer available -accessed via Airwars archive]
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    A wounded civilian in Al Marja, the result of suspected warplane shelling (Tweet via Kmosto) [Page no longer available -accessed via Airwars archive]
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    A graphic image of an adult male civilian either dead or severely wounded in Al Marja (Tweet via Kmosto) [Page no longer available -accessed via Airwars archive]
  • The market in Al Atarib, demolished after suspected warplane shelling (Tweet via @MohAlkhatieb)
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    Images of the dead in Al Atarib after alleged Russian shelling - the tweet states "we only have Allah" (Tweet via @AmnaAli_0)
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    Children killed by suspected Russian shelling in Al Atarib market (Tweet via @Syrianfreeyouth)
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    Further graphic images of critically wounded and dead, the human cost of alleged raids on Al Atarib (Tweet via @almnsterbalaah)
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    A little boy killed in alleged Russian shelling on the market at Al Atarib (Tweet via @taha _alhlo)
  • The White Helmets conduct rescue mission in Al Atarib (via Akhbar Alan)
  • A building destroyed in suspected Russian shelling on Al Atarib (via RFS)
  • Local people at the site of destruction in Al Atarib following alleged Russian strikes (via Syria news)
  • Dust remains in the air on a street in Al Atarib following alleged Russian raids (via Rudaw)
  • SN4HR report entitled 'The Yearly report for 2016' - gives details of the death of Mohammed Sayyed Hassan - a media activist suspected killedin Russian shelling on Al Atarib (PDF via SN4HR) [English]

  • SN4HR report entitled 'The Yearly report for 2016' - gives details of the death of Mohammed Sayyed Hassan - a media activist suspected killedin Russian shelling on Al Atarib (PDF via SN4HR) [Arabic]

  • Mohammad Sayyed Hasan - allegedy killed in Russian shelling (via SN4HR PDF)
  • The media activist Mohammad Sayyed Hasan - allegedy killed in Russian shelling (via SN4HR PDF)
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    Mohammad Sayyed Hasan - allegedy killed in Russian shelling (via SN4HR PDF)

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.

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
    6 – 22
  • (1 woman6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–65
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (32) [ collapse]