Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1098

Incident date

August 5, 2016

Location

حي ‏المرجة‬, Marjah (Aleppo), Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1855676, 37.1802235 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In what has been described by reporters as a “massacre”, no less than 11 civilians, including seven children and one woman, died following an aerial bombardment on the residential neighbourhood al Marja. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights however, noted that the numbers were most likely to rise due to the nature of the injures. Sources blame both Syrian regime helicopters and Russian warplanes carried out strikes on the area on this date.

According to LCCSY, the neighbourhood was targeted with rockets containing spatial cluster bombs. The source later said that the Russian air force carried out at least four raids, with the use of rocket spatial cluster bombs on Al Marjah neighbourhood.

LCCSY also reported that a minimum of 18 other civilians were injured.

Reports of material damage were confirmed by the Shaam News Network, which said that hundreds of civilian homes were hit with “violently explosive barrel bombs”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

  • Reda son of Ahmed Qarfaa 4 years old male named by LCCSY killed
  • Reda son of Abdu Qarfaa 6 years old male named by LCCSY killed
  • Obaid son of Hassan Qarfaa 7 years old male named by LCCSY killed
  • Omar Ibnson of Hassan Qarfaa 5 years old male named by LCCSY killed
  • Reem Hassan Qarfaa 8 years old female named by LCCSY killed
  • Mona Radwan Qarfaa 35 years old female named by LCCSY killed
  • Mohamed son of Radwan Qarfaa, 23 years old male named by LCCSY killed

Family members (2)

  • Child from the Jadou family 1 Age unknown under the age of 10, named by LCCSY killed
  • Child from the Jadou family 2 Age unknown under the age of 10, named by LCCSY killed
  • Mahmoud Abboud Khurmah 45 years old male killed
  • Nabil Habashia Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11
  • (7 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–24
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
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    An entire family killed following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime airstrike on Al Marja, 5th August 2016. (via SN4HR)
    Family of the deceased following an airstrike on Al Marja, 5th August 2016. (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath. 5th August 2015, (via Arabs Todays)
    The aftermath. 5th August 2015, (via Arabs Todays)
  • Civilians carry civilian casualties from the wreckage following an alleged raid. (via, SN4HR)
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    One of the children killed in the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)
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    One of the children killed in the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)
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    One of the children killed in the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)
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    One of the children killed in the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)
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    An entire family killed following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime airstrike on Al Marja, 5th August 2016. (via SN4HR)
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    A civilian killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)
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    A man killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)
  • An image showing a rocket spatial cluster bomb, in the aftermath of the incident. (via, Syrianpc)
  • An image showing the extent of the destruction following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Radioalkul)
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    An injured child awaits medical treatment following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid which claimed the lives of up to 11 civilians. (via, @salqin)
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    An injured child awaits medical treatment following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid which claimed the lives of up to 11 civilians. (via, @salqin)
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    An injured baby revives medical treatment following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid which claimed the lives of up to 11 civilians. (via, @salqin)
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    An injured child in the aftermath of the incident in Marjah. (via, Alkabar_Agency)

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
  • (7 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–24
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]