Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1141

Incident date

August 13, 2016

Location

قبطان الجبل, Qibtan al Ghabal, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2642792, 36.9494636 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five named civilians died and up to dozens more were wounded in an airstrike on Qebtan al-Jabal, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights put the death toll at three, including one girl, and blamed Russia. Smart also attributed the event to Moscow, as did Shaba Press, who put the death toll at five including a woman.

qibtanMC published a video showing the aftermath of the attack. As well as five fatalities, it said that “dozens” more civilians were wounded.

Qasioun was alone in blaming the Assad regime – while a number of other sources didn’t apportion blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Samira Ali Fares Age unknown named kobtan_aljabal killed
  • Riyad Mohammad Fares Age unknown named kobtan_aljabal killed
  • Ahlam Abdo Fares Age unknown named kobtan_aljabal killed

Family members (2)

  • Majeda Deeb Shekh Shhada Age unknown named kobtan_aljabal killed
  • Safiaa Mohammad Deeb Shekh Shhada Age unknown named kobtan_aljabal killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child1 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

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    A female child's body salvaged from the rubble following an alleged Russian ans Syrian Regime raid. (via, AMC)
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    Footage showing the burial of the 5 victims of the raid. (via, qibtanMC)
  • The aftermath of the raid. (via Smart News)
  • The exact moment the raid hit Qibtan al Ghabal. (via, Smart News)
  • Digging civilians from the rubble in Qibtan al Ghabal following an alleged raid. (via, Smart News)
  • A member of the White Helmets attempts to rescue a civilian casualty. (via, Smart News)
  • Digging civilians from the rubble in Qibtan al Ghabal following an alleged raid. (via, Smart News)
  • Digging civilians from the rubble in Qibtan al Ghabal following an alleged raid. (via, Smart News)

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
    5
  • (1 child1 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 (22) [ collapse]