Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1064

Incident date

July 29, 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 casualty event, up to 25 civilians including as many as 16 children died and dozens more were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Atarib in Aleppo according to local media. Many sources – who published extremely graphic mages of victims – didn’t identify the warplanes responsible, however, a large number pointed towards Russia.

According to Baladi, “Russian warplanes carried out raids with missiles which struck the city neighbourhood, killing 15 civilians at the initial death toll and wounding 30 more – the majority are women and children. The civil defense are still working to rescue the wounded and take them to hospitals and medical points in the area.”

A video posted by Thiqa, also blaming Russia, said that there were four strikes, destroying more than six houses and killing nine children.

Arabstoday put the child death toll even higher, at 16, reporting that three locations in the city center were struck including “the main road”.

Syria News Desk put the death toll as high as 25. The source also blamed Russia. It reported: “A medic Muhannad Mohammed, for Office news Syria, said Russian warplanes carried out four raids with rockets stereochemistry and cluster on the homes of civilians amid Alotarb, killing 20 civilians, including nine children, and wounding more than 15 others.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Wife of Ammar Da’doush Adult female killed
  • Two children of Ammar Da’doush Child killed

Family members (2)

  • Four children of Mohammed Ali Abdul-Razak Child killed
  • Fatima Jaloul, wife of martyr Usama Abdul-Razak Adult female killed
  • Two children of the martyr Usama Child killed
  • Two children whose father is Ahmad Mukhtar Child killed
  • Haytham Ameen Abed Age unknown killed
  • Abbas Ma’arestawi from Hayyan Age unknown killed
  • Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim Age unknown male killed
  • Muna Al-Nayef Age unknown killed
  • Abdo Taher Taher al Omar 15 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    17 – 25
  • (5–16 children2–3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–50
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

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    Extremely graphic photographs of the victims of alleged Russian attacks on Al Atarib, Aleppo (Tweet via @ALJASEM_MOHAMAD)
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    Further extemely graphic images of the child victims of alleged Russian bombing on Al Atarib (Tweet via @abo3ker)
  • Photographs of the material destruction in Al Atarib - the source alleged 'warplanes' responsible (Tweet via @thiqanewsagency)
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    A child victim of the suspected Russian shelling on Al Atarib - very graphic (Tweet via @raha_alhlo)
  • Footage of the town of Al Atarib, significant material destruction, the result of suspected Russian attacks (Youtube via Baladi)
  • Blood stained rubble in Al Atarib, suspected evidence of the civilian harm following alleged Russian attacks (Youtube via Thiqa)
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    Bloodied bodies on the streets of Al Atarib - the consequences of suspected Russian shelling (via Jisrtv)
  • Local people in distress in Al Atarib, looking on at a dead civilian - the impact of suspected Russian attacks (via Arabstoday)
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    A child says goodbye to his father who died in suspected Russian warplanes missile strikes (via SNHR)

Unknown Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 29th – 31st 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    17 – 25
  • (5–16 children2–3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–50
  • 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 (30) [ collapse]