Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1190

Incident date

August 26, 2016

Location

حيان, Hayyan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.32417, 37.05886 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between four and eight civilians including a child died and as many as dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on the town of Haian, local media reported. The majority of sources attributed the event to Russia, though one also mentioned the Assad regime was involved.

The highest death count (eight non-combatants) was given by Baladi – though this source didn’t identify the culprit.

But most reports said that seven civilians including a child died – and blamed Russia. The Syrian Network for Human Rights put the death toll lower at four civilians, also including a child.

According to Slnnews, the regime may also have been involved. It reported that “seven civilian including children were killed and more than a dozen others wounded in an air strike with explosive barrels – by the regime and Russia – on civilian homes in the town of Hayyan”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad Khero Usso Age unknown named by Halab News killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The aftermath of the alleged raid on Hayyan. (via, Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets rescue people from the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Hayyan. (via, Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets rescue people from the rubble in the aftermath of the alleged raid on Hayyan. (via, Civil Defense)
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    A child's body is pulled from the rubble following an alleged raid in Hayyan. (via, JisirTV)
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    The body of a civilian buried in the rubble. (via, Baladi Network)

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
    4 – 8
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]