Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1109

Incident date

August 8, 2016

Location

دارة عزة, Darat Izza, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.28247, 36.85216 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least seven civilians including two women and two children were killed and up to 40 more wounded in alleged long-range ballistic missiles (Scud) strikes launched from battleships in the Mediterranean. But sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or Syrian regime.The majority of sources attributed the attacks to Russian battleships. However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syria News Desk and the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed regime forces.

The victims reportedly included a pregnant woman whose eight-month-old fetus was saved, but the mother was killed.

The missiles reportedly targeted residential neighborhoods and a marketplace. Images and footage depicted crumbled buildings and destroyed market stalls.

Further photographs, published by the Media Office for the city of Dara Izza, showed injured children being treated in medical facilities.

Said Ahmed Rashid, a member of Dara Azza media office, told Syria News Desk that regime troops stationed in the defense plants near the city of Al Safira (which is under their control) launched a ballistic missile, and fell on a popular vegetable market in the center of Dara Aza.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohamed Ramadan Dawla Age unknown named by Media Office for the city of Dara Izza killed
  • Maher Nayef Age unknown named by Media Office for the city of Dara Izza killed
  • Jamal Mutasalem Age unknown named by Media Office for the city of Dara Izza killed
  • Osama Abdel Kader Jumani Age unknown named by Media Office for the city of Dara Izza killed
  • Mohammad Abdul Qader Bakkour Child named by Media Office for the city of Dara Izza killed
  • Abd al Karim Arab Child named by Media Office for the city of Dara Izza killed
  • Amina Aljgl Age unknown named by Media Office for the city of Dara Izza killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17–40
  • 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 (40) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (17) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the exact moments the raid hit and the immediate aftermath. (via, The Media Office for the city of Dara Izza)
  • An injured child receives medical treatment. (via, SN4HR)
  • An injured child receives medical treatment. (via, SN4HR)
  • A ballistic missile. (via, The Media Office for the city of Dara Izza)
  • The exact moment the alleged raid hit. (via, The Media Office for the city of Dara Izza)
  • A ballistic missile. (via, The Media Office for the city of Dara Izza)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via The Media Office for the city of Dara Izza)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via The Media Office for the city of Dara Izza)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via The Media Office for the city of Dara Izza)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via The Media Office for the city of Dara Izza)
  • Mohammed Abdel-Qader Bakkor, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SNN)
  • Mohamed Ramadan Dawlah, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SNN)
  • Maher Naif, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SNN)
  • Jamal Mutaslem, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SNN)
  • A fruit stall damaged in the raids. (via, LCCSY)
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    A newborn baby whose mother died while he was still in the womb. (via, Sln News)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via Enabbaladi)

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
    7 – 8
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17–40
  • 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 (40) [ collapse]