Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1132

Incident date

August 12, 2016

Location

منطقة المتحف وسوق الهال, Souq al Hal, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.945833, 39.016667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between four and six civilians died and as many as dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on Souq al-Hal near the town of Orme al-Kubra, according to local media – though it was unclear whether Russia or the regime were responsible for the casualties.

The Smart News Agency and All4syria for among sources blaming Russia. Most reports put the death toll at six civilians. However, some other sources referred to raids by the regime and Russia. The Shaam News Network said that the strikes had killed four civilians in Souq al-Hal and injured dozens more.

According to @b6gmQHK3rV6HtT, there were nine strikes near Souq al-Hal.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad al Mhaimid al Ammar Adult It reported they were killed in Orme – though Orme is close to Souq al-Hal, suggesting this is the same incident. killed
  • Mohammad Ahmad Hilal Adult male It reported they were killed in Orme – though Orme is close to Souq al-Hal, suggesting this is the same incident. killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    Ahmad Ali Mhaimid al-Ammar, killed in an alleged raid. (via, VDC)
  • Ahmad Ali Mhaimid al-Ammar, killed in an alleged raid. (via, VDC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged raid on a popular market. (via, Step)
  • The aftermath of an alleged raid on a popular market. (via, b6gmQHK3rV6HtT)

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
    4 – 6
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]