Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1234

Incident date

September 6, 2016

Location

باتبو, Batbo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.13447, 36.73979 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to eight civilians died and as many as 15 were wounded in an airstrike on an oil factory in Hazano, according to local media. While most sources attributed the event to Russia, two pointed towards the Syrian regime.

Orient news and LCCSY put the death toll at three, with LCCSY adding that 15 civilians were wounded. Some other sources said one civilian died.

However, Syrian Press Center and Halab Today put the death toll at eight.

According to Syria News Desk, “in the western Aleppo countryside Russian planes launched three raids on a factory used to extract olive oil south of the village of Batbo, which led to the death of 8 civilians and the injury of 15 others – most of them workers at the factory, which is owned by civilians. The raid also caused the total destruction of the factory and its exist out of service.”

Two sources – Baladi and Kafr_Zayta – reported that the regime was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The Civil Defense team extinguishes fires at the oil factory in Hazano - the result of suspected Russian warplane shelling (Youtube via Baladi)
  • Local people at the site where alleged Russian warplanes struck in Hazano (via Syrianpc)
  • Major fires blaze in Hazano due to suspected Russian shelling on an oil factory. Footage shows the efforts of The White Helmet rescue mission (Youtube via CDI)
  • The White Helmets hose the remains of a building in Hazano. Fires blazed between Hazano and Batbo - resulting in civilian casualties (Tweet via @HalabTodayTV)
  • Photographed from a vehicle - plumes of smoke rise above the oil factory in Hazano, the impact of suspected Russian shelling (Tweet via @mohamad_msry)
  • Multiple photographs of smoke clouds above Hazano and Batbo. The source alleged Regime warplanes responsible (Tweet via @The_Syrian1)

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 September 1st – 30th 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
    1 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]