Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1118

Incident date

August 10, 2016

Location

أريحا, Ariha, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.81374, 36.60964 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least three airstrikes on Ariha killed between up to six civilians and wounded up to 20 more including five women, according to local media.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights and Smart News Agency attributed the shelling to regime warplanes.

The Smart News agency reported that “regime warplanes launched three raids on the city of Ariha in the southern countryside, killing five civilians and wounding 14 others, including five women”.

However, @811syria, @ShahbaPress and the Shaam News Network (SNN) were among other sources that blamed Russia. SNN put the death toll at six

A video posted by The White Helmets showed the clouds of dust caused by the destruction of buildings, and the bodies of injured civilians being carried on stretchers. Reports said that the strikes hit the main market of the city.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    White Helmets attempt to rescue civilians just moments after the alleged raid on Ariha. (via, The White Helmets)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A deceased civilian is pulled from the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, AmerBakri89)
  • The aftermath of a local market being the target of an alleged raid. (via, SN4HR)
  • Destruction of civilian housing in the aftermath of the 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
    5 – 6
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]