Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1138

Incident date

August 13, 2016

Location

الجينة, Al Jeineh, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.117309, 36.802243 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to nine civilians including children and a woman died and as many as dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on Al Jeineh, local media said – though it was unclear whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime. Many reports mentioned the use of cluster bombs in the attacks.

Syria News Desk, blaming Russia, put the death count at six with “dozens more injured”. It added that the strikes “targeted the local council in the building”.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “on Saturday noon 13 August 2016, alleged Russian warplanes fired missiles at the residential homes located in western Al Jeyna village, located in the western suburbs of Aleppo governorate which s under the control of armed opposition factions. As a result, nine individuals were killed including two children and one woman.”

However, regime involvement couldn’t be ruled out, with Alburaq reporting that both Russian and Syrian regime warplanes had been carrying out raids over Aleppo during.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 9
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid in Al Jeineh. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid in Al Jeineh. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid in Al Jeineh. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid in Al Jeineh. (via, AMC)
  • Rayan Juma Yassin, killed in an alleged Russian ans Syrian Regime raid on 13th of August 2016. (via, SN4HR)
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    Hossam Amen, killed in an alleged Russian ans Syrian Regime raid on 13th of August 2016. (via, Halab News)
  • Hussein Sharif, killed in an alleged Russian ans Syrian Regime raid on 13th of August 2016. (via, Halab News)
  • Jamal Mustafa Ameen, killed in an alleged Russian ans Syrian Regime raid on 13th of August 2016. (via, Halab News)
  • The aftermath of the incident showing damage to civilian homes. (via, Thiqa)
  • An image showing the material damage caused by the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, SHRC)
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    A baby that has been lifted from the rubble, killed in an alleged Russian ans Syrian Regime raid on 13th of August 2016. (via, Syrian PC)
  • Hussein Sharif Taher, killed in an alleged Russian ans Syrian Regime raid on 13th of August 2016. (via, al-Geneh village)

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
    7 – 9
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]