Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1192

Incident date

August 26, 2016

Location

أورم الكبرى, Urma al Kubra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1475457, 36.9448239 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least five civilians – from the same family, according to some reports – died and up to eight more were wounded in airstrikes on Orme Al-Kubra, local media reported. The majority of sources attributed the event to Russia – though one, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, blamed the Syrian regime.

According to LCCSY, “five civilians were killed and others were injured as a result of Russian aircraft launching two airstrikes with vacuum missiles on residential neighborhoods in the town of Orme Al-Kubra”.

Syrian News Desk, also blaming Russia, put the death toll at six, including one child, adding that 10 more civilians were wounded in an attack “on the the town centre which resulted in widespread destruction”.

AMC and @aleppopress said that five people from one family died.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said that the regime was responsible, while a report by Slnnews referred to both Russia and regime actions on the town.

Many reports added that civilians remained trapped under the rubble.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–10
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Orme Al-Kubra, August 26th 2016. (via AMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Orme Al-Kubra, August 26th 2016. (via AMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Orme Al-Kubra, August 26th 2016. (via AMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Orme Al-Kubra, August 26th 2016. (via AMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Orme Al-Kubra, August 26th 2016. (via AMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Orme Al-Kubra, August 26th 2016. (via AMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Orme Al-Kubra, August 26th 2016. (via AMC)
  • The aftermath of an alleged airstrike on Orme Al-Kubra, August 26th 2016. (via AMC)
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    A civilian casualty still trapped under the rubble following an alleged raid. (via, Civil Defence)
  • The White Helmets attempting to rescue trapped civilians. (via, Civil Defence)
  • The White Helmets attempting to rescue trapped civilians. (via, Civil Defence)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via, Civil Defence)
  • The aftermath of the incident. (via, SND)

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
    5 – 6
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–10
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]