Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1080

Incident date

August 1, 2016

Location

أبو الظهور, Abu al Duhur, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.738466, 37.0479584 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

More than 10 civilians were killed in alleged airstrikes in Abu al Duhur, close to the location of a downed Russian warplane, according to multiple sources. Reports are conflicted as to whether Russian or Assad regime forces were responsible for the deaths.

Syria Newsdesk reported that “Russian warplanes targeted with more than 30 raids the location where a Russian helicopter was downed in eastern Idlib and the villages of southern Aleppo, which led to the deaths of civilians and wounding of others, amid attempts by civil defence to remove victims trapped under the rubble.”

Halab Today also blamed Russia for the incident, but reported “more than three raids.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also spoke ofintensive raids carried out by a Russian warplane in the Abu al-Duhur area in the eastern countryside of Idlib.It reported that at least 12 citizens were killed, including two children and two female citizens, one of them an old woman, with others injured.

Shaam News Network reported that “Russian aggression planes poured their anger on civilians”. It spoke of “many violent air strikes” in the villages close to the crash site of the Russian helicopter. Activists told the network that the raids killed at least ten people and left dozens wounded.

The LCCSY also put the death toll at ten and said that more than 20 were injured due to Russian airstrikes with vacuum missiles and cluster bombs”. In a later post it stated that 16 people were “killed in the battle breaking the siege on Aleppo and by the Russian airstrikes on the village of ‪#‎abu_zohour‬”. In a third post, the LCCSY restated that the raids were carried out by Russia in the area where a Russian helicopter was downed and the five-member crew was killed.

Syria News Desk also reported the incident and spoke of “more than 30 raids killing at least nine civilians and wounding more than 25 others”.

The Violations Documentation Center listed five civilians and said they were killed by ‘Russian troops’, including an unnamed female child, and an unidentified male child.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights mentioned the incident, however blaming“government warplanes and its allies”. It reported “government forces shelling on Tal Al Toqan town and its neighbouring villages in the suburbs of Idlib governorate” and put the death toll at 13.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Eid Elaiwi al-Hamadi Adult male killed
  • Abd al-Naser al-Assaf Adult male killed
  • Baeir Ibraheem al-Mohammad Adult male killed
  • Daughter of Riad Makeen Child female named by VDC killed
  • Jassim Mohammed Khalif 28 years old named by abu.adduhur.mc killed
  • Bair Ibrahim Al-Mohammad 65 years old named by abu.adduhur.mc killed
  • Riad Makain Almthan 5 years old female named by abu.adduhur.mc killed
  • Hassan Hussein Seikho 30 years old named by abu.adduhur.mc killed
  • An anonymous martyr 15 years old named by abu.adduhur.mc killed
  • Anwar Mohammed Juma 70 years old named by abu.adduhur.mc killed
  • Muhammad Ali Owaid 70 years old named by abu.adduhur.mc killed
  • Fateem Mohammed Al Jassim 60 years old named by abu.adduhur.mc killed
  • Ayat Mohammed Ghajar Fateem Child female named by abu.adduhur.mc killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    14 – 16
  • (4 children2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–30
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Abu Adh Dhuhur, Aug 1st (via Orient)
  • An injured man is rescued from the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Ara News)
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    Deceased civilians are covered. (via, Smart News)
  • The exact moment the raids hit. (via, All4Syria)
  • The immediate aftermath of the incident in Abu al Dahur. (via, Alaraby News)

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 August 1st – 10th 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
    14 – 16
  • (4 children2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–30
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]