Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1068

Incident date

July 29, 2016

Location

Abeen Saba'an, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.0925448, 36.7577219 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to 11 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded in an airstrike on Abeen Saba’an, according to local media – though sources are conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

Step News Agency, Syrian News Desk, Taha_Alhlo, and the Syrian Network for Human Rights all attributed the event to Russia.

Syrian News Desk, also blaming Russia, put the death toll at five, including two children, with five other non-combatants wounded.

Abarah Press, again pointing towards Moscow, put the death toll at 11 with dozens wounded.

However, two other sources  (Zaman Alwasl and Baladi) said that the regime was responsible, while Horrya blamed both Russia and the regime collectively.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdulmajid Dibo Al-Hamza Age unknown male killed
  • Abdullah Rajab ALdebes Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 11
  • (2 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A street in Abeen Saba'an - full of rubble following alleged Russian attacks (via Horrya)
  • Photographs of smoke clouds rising above Abeen Saba'an following alleged Russian strikes (Tweet via @thiqanewsagency)

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 has not reported any strikes between July 29th – 31st 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
    3 – 11
  • (2 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]