Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1096

Incident date

August 4, 2016

Location

معرة الأتارب, Maarat al Atarib, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1597476, 36.8192717 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between four and six civilians including two children died and as many as 30 more were wounded in an alleged Russian or Syrian Regime airstrike on the two camps for displaced person near the town of Maarat al Atareb.

Halab News Network reported there were no less than eight raids, with the use of cluster bombs in the vicinity.

The camps which made up approximately 50 tents, were reportedly left shattered. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, one of the camps is located in the area between Ma’aarat al-Atareb and road al-Sahara and has more than 30 tents, while the other is located between Ma’aarat al-Atareb and the road to al-Atareb town and has about 20 tents. The airstrikes on both camps damaged and burned about 10 tents”. The Observatory said that 30 people were injured in the raid, though Syria News Desk put the number injured much lower at 10.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights added that the missiles also struck an ambulance at the Civil Defence Centre in Maarat al Atareb.

HNN claimed that the bombardment was so intense that ambulances were unable to reach the area for some time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–30
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
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    A child killed by alleged Russian and Assad regime raids. Maarat al Atareb, 4th August 2016. (via SN4HR)
    A child killed by alleged Russian and Assad regime raids. Maarat al Atareb, 4th August 2016. (via SN4HR)
  • Remnants of the displaced persons camp. Maarat al Atareb, via (SN4HR).
    Remnants of the displaced persons camp. Maarat al Atareb, via (SN4HR).
  • An ambulance caught in the riads. (via, SN4HR)
  • Remnants of the displaced persons camp. Maarat al Atareb, via (SyrianPC)
  • Remnants of the displaced persons camp. Maarat al Atareb, via (Syria-news)
  • An image showing an ambulance caught in the raids and the extent of the destruction on the displaced persons tents. (via, Smo-sy)
  • Inside of the ambulance which was caught inthe alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, shahbaPress)

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
    4 – 6
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–30
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]