Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1150

Incident date

August 15, 2016

Location

الأتارب, Al Atarib, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1375975, 36.8284035 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two or three civilians including several children died and up to ten more were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Atarib, according to local media.

Syrian News Desk was among sources putting the death toll at two – with “ten others injured”. However, LCCSY – who blamed Russia – reported that three died including two children. Syrian Press Centre also attributed the event to Russia and put the death toll at three.

Jihad Mansour named Mohammad Najjar and Jihad Al-Masri as victims but said that they belonged to Haraket Hazim Army. An image of the latter victim showed him with a string of bullets hanging around his neck. These two victims were also named by @BNN_2016.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • A damaged building in the aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib. (via, AMC)
  • A damaged building in the aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib. (via, AMC)
  • A damaged building in the aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib. (via, AMC)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Al Atarib. (via, AMC)
  • Mohammad Najjar, a militant. (via, Jihad Mansour)
  • Jihad Al-Masri, a militant. (via, Jihad Mansour)
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    Body of one of the militants killed. (via Jihad Mansour)
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    Body of one of the militants killed. (via Jihad Mansour)

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 on August 15th 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]