Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1308

Incident date

September 22, 2016

Location

الحوطة, Al Houta, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.43222222, 37.74444444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two children and a woman died in strikes on the village of Al Houta, outside Aleppo, local sources reported – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

@thiqanewsagency identified the names of three victims, two children and one woman.  Other sources, including @SyriaPulse  @SyrianFNN and @DaretezzaMedia, also reported that three civilians were killed.

Baladi News posted a YouTube video of Al Houta showing a building reduced to rubble, which it attributed to Russian bombardment. The Syrian Network for Human referred to “Russian shelling,” and @RadioAlKul also attributed the strikes to the Russians, but most sources did not refer to a culprit.

However, Qasioun News said the raids were carried out by the Assad regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Marwa Talha 3 years old female killed
  • Tayba Talha 5 years old female killed
  • Jamila Yusuf Talha Adult female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]

  • Aftermath of the contested strikes on al-Houta, Aleppo (via Baladi News Network)
  • Aftermath of the contested strikes on al-Houta, Aleppo (via Thiqa News Agency)
  • Civilians standing in the rubble caused by the contested strikes on al-Houta, Aleppo (via Jaafr M Deen Youtube)

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
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]