Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1091

Incident date

August 3, 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

Local media reported that six civilians including two children died and up to 30 more non-combatants were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Atareb, which reportedly struck an aid convoy and several nearby camps for displaced people.

On August 3rd 2016, Syrian News Desk reported that “Six civilians killed most of them are truck drivers and others injured, after Russian warplanes targeted a convoy of cars and trucks carrying food and detergent, near the city of al Atareb which is under the control of the opposition of the western Aleppo countryside.”

According to Zamanalwsal, more than 20 civilians were wounded in the attack. Furthermore, it reported that the convoy was traveling from the direction of Turkey.

Syrian Press Center added that including the attack on the convoy, displaced people camps in the same vicinity were raided. It said that, “warplanes carried out targeted airstrikes with missiles and cluster bombs on a camp for displaced people near the town of Atareb”.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights pointed towards Russia, reporting that two camps were struck: one located between Hama and Maarat Al Atarib and another between Maarat Al Ararib and Atareb. This reportedly resulted in the death of two children, the injury of 30 other people, and the burning of tents.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–30
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • One of the victims of the alleged Russian raid on Al Aterib. (via, VDC)
  • A truck full of aid targeted by alleged Russian warplanes. (via, Zamanalwasl)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via, Alamawi)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–30
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]