Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1083

Incident date

August 2, 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

Between 11 and 42 civilians died and dozens more were wounded in an airstrike on a popular market in Al Atarib, according to local media. Most sources blamed Russia, though there was some confusion in the reporting with the Syrian Network for Human Rights pointing to both Moscow and then the regime. Some other sources didn’t identify the culprit.

LCCSY reported that “Russian warplanes committed a massacre in Atareb city and claimed the lives of 11 civilians and injured others, some of whom were still stuck under the rubble, as they carried out a vacuum missile attack on the residential neighbourhoods.” In a later post the LCCSY spoke of 42 deadly victims, most of them “killed by Russian airstrikes on al-Atareb”.

The Shaam News Network was among many other sources attributing the event to Russia.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights initially blamed the regime, putting the death toll at ten including four children. However, in subsequent reports, it appeared to change its position and attribute the event to Russian warplanes.

There was some ambiguity in reporting by others sources, too: @syriahadath and @shahed_alep referred to a “bombardment with heavy machine guns from warplanes”, but didn’t say who the jets belonged to.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Kamel Ali Hayed 45 years old named by Halab News killed
  • Ahmed Hassan Sadiq 35 years old named by Halab News killed
  • Abdul Razzaq Said Age unknown named by Halab News killed
  • Hussain Ahmed Yousef 45 years old named by Halab News killed
  • Mustafa Said, 10 years old male named by Halab News killed
  • Abdul Rahman Abram 10 years old male named by Halab News killed
  • Abdu Saleh Qasim 45 years old named by Halab News killed
  • Bassam Abras 40 years old named by Halab News killed
  • Mayada Akthar 28 years old named by Halab News killed
  • Shahed Akthar 8 years old female named by Halab News killed
  • Mustafa Hayek 10 years old named by Halab News killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 42
  • (4–5 children1 woman)
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Media
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  • An interview wit a local child and footage showing the devastation in the aftermath of the incident. (via, AMC)
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    Injured civilians being treated in a medical facility. (via, SN4HR)
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    An injured girl on the floor in a medical facility as there are no beds to accommodate her due to the high numbers of injured civilians. (via, SN4HR)
  • Damage to the infrastructure in the aftermath of the incident. (via SOHR)
  • Damage to the infrastructure in the aftermath of the incident. (via SOHR)
  • Damage to the infrastructure in the aftermath of the incident. (via SOHR)
  • Damage to the infrastructure in the aftermath of the incident. (via SOHR)
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    Blood left on the floor in the market town following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SOHR)
  • Damage to the infrastructure in the aftermath of the incident. (via SOHR)
  • A damaged vehicle. (via SOHR)
  • The inside of a market shop. (via, SOHR)
  • Civilians are rescued from burning buildings. (via, Syriahr)
  • Attempting to clear the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, SyrianPC)
  • The market, destroyed by alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, SLN)
  • The market, destroyed by alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, Revolution Syria)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via, Step)
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    Blood splattered in the aftermath of the incident. (via, Syrian Mirror)
  • Attempting to clear the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, SN4HR)
  • More images in the aftermath of the incident. (via, Baladi News)
  • More images in the aftermath of the incident. (via, Baladi News)
  • More images in the aftermath of the incident. (via, Baladi 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
    11 – 42
  • (4–5 children1 woman)
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]