Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1130

Incident date

August 12, 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

Two male children were killed and several more wounded, including women and children, from airstrikes targeting the town of Dara Azza. Local sources, including Halab Today and @AleppoNN, identified Russian planes as responsible for the airstrikes.

However, DMC published footage showing “the moment explosive barrels” – a weapon known to be used by the Assad regime – were dropped on Dara Azza.

A video published by Halab Today shows the large cloud of dust covering the town of Dara Azza following the airstrikes. Images posted by Daratezza Media depict the destruction to buildings caused by the airstrikes, many of which were reduced to rubble.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • A view of the exact moments the raids struck Darrat Izzat. (via, DMC)
  • Hamoud Qadour al-Zammar, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, VDC)
  • Mohammad Imad Ameen, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, VDC)
  • A view of the exact moments the raids struck Darrat Izzat. (via, DMC)
  • The aftermath highlighting some of the damage to the infrastructure. (via, DMC)
  • The aftermath highlighting some of the damage to the infrastructure. (via, DMC)
  • The aftermath highlighting some of the damage to the infrastructure. (via, DMC)

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 12th – 13th 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
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]