Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1194

Incident date

August 27, 2016

Location

دارة عزة, Daret Izza, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.28247, 36.85216 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians died and eight others were wounded in airstrike son Daret Izza, according to local media – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

The Smart News Agency reported that “Russian warplanes launched two air missiles on a residential area in the town of Darat Izza morning, killing five civilians and wounding eight others, according to the transfer of civil defense”.

The Syrian Civil Defense reported that Daret Izza was hit with “three consecutive strikes, followed by two Balistic rockets”.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights – who blamed the Assad regime for the attacks – Taha Shawkat Al Helo was a media activist. Other sources also reported that this was the case, with some further reports also listing Imad Ali Shaaban as a media activist. However, one source, All4Syria, reported that both men were ”militants”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–8
  • 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
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Taha Shawkat Al Helo, 22 years old, a media activist, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Deret Izza. (via, SN4HR)
  • Ahmed Mohiuddin Hamou, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Deret Izza. (via, VDC)
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    Imad Ali Shaaban, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Deret Izza. (via, VDC)

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
    3 – 5
  • (2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–8
  • 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]