Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1184

Incident date

August 22, 2016

Location

الراموسة, Ramousa, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1583284, 37.1326297 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians died and at least five more were wounded in an airstrike on the road leading to the neighborhood of Ramousa, south of of the city of Aleppo, local media reported – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime. However, the majority of sources pointed to the regime. Reports said that a car or bus or “gathering of vehicles” were struck.

LCCSY and the Step News Agency blamed Russia for the strike, with LCCSY putting the death toll at two.

All other sources also said that there were two fatalities, though added that civilians were also wounded in the attack. But the Smart News Agency was among many sources attributing the event to the regime. It reported that “two civilians died and nine more were injured when their car was targeted”. According to Baladi, “at least a dozen civilians were injured following intense shelling by Assad’s forces on the road to Ramousa”.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that “barrel bombs had been dropped on to the road from helicopters”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Latif Mustafa Abtini Adult male a fighter, named by SyrianNews Desk killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–24
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

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 20th – 31st 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
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–24
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]