Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1114

Incident date

August 10, 2016

Location

أورم الكبرى, Urma al Kubra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1475457, 36.9448239 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between two and 11 civilians including women and children were killed, and up to 30 more injured by airstrikes on the town of Orme al Kubra, according to local media – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame for the casualties. The Syrian Network for Human Rights gave conflicting reports of either regime warplanes or Russian warplanes as the culprit; however, the majority of sources, including LCCSY and Halab Today, blamed Russia.

The Shaam News Network attributed the event to both Russia regime warplanes, reporting that “Activists said warplanes struck the Nursing Institute in the town, and the homes of civilians in several neighbourhoods. More than 10 people were killed and dozens injured. Civil defense teams are working on the transfer of medical hospitals.”

The airstrikes reportedly struck Omar Bin Adb al Aziz college, which trains nurses; and those killed and injured included doctors and students at the college.

Additionally, a bus carrying civilians was reportedly struck targeted and multiple other cars were burned by the bombing.

Videos posted by Halab Today and Buraq Media show the physical destruction in the aftermath of the strikes on the college, which was said to have completely destroyed the building.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 11
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–30
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the incident. (via, Burqa Media)
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    A burnt body is recovered from the foot of a car following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via, Syrianpc)
  • Inside a building which was destroyed by the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via Smart News)
  • Fires in the street in the aftermath of the incident. (via, SHRC)
  • The exact moment the strike hit. (via, JisirTV)
  • A burning van in the immediate aftermath of the incident. (via, Enab Baladi)
  • Thick smoke fills the air in Urma al Kubra following an alleged raid. (via, Qasioun)
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    An injured civilian is carried from the scene where an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid hit in Urma al Kubra. (via, Syria News)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, AMC)
  • The streets burning in the immediate aftermath of the incident. (via, AMC)

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
    2 – 11
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–30
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]