Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1143

Incident date

August 13, 2016

Location

حربنوش, Harbanush, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.0752553, 36.636449 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between nine and 12 civilians including up to nine children died in an airstrike on Harbanush, according to local media – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

According to Orient News, 11 civilians including seven children died in a Russian strike. Sky and Ahmed Shlar also pointed towards Moscow. However, Smart, Eren and Alarab.qa Syrian blamed “Russian and Syrian” warplanes.

The source @RayaMediaNet was among several sources that didn’t apportion blame. It said that nine children and three women were killed in the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 12
  • (7–9 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
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    Footage of civilian casualties being pulled out the the rubble by the White Helmets. (via, Ahmed shlar)
  • Damage to civilian homes as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, MadaSyriaMedia)
  • Damage to civilian homes as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, MadaSyriaMedia)
  • Damage to civilian homes as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, MadaSyriaMedia)
  • Damage to civilian homes as a result of alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, MadaSyriaMedia)

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
    9 – 12
  • (7–9 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]