Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS137

Incident date

November 9, 2015

Location

مخيم أوبين, Ubin IDP Camp, Lattakia, Syria

Geolocation

35.800556, 36.155278 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A major airstrike on an IDP camp close to the Turkish border killed up to eight civilians and injured a further ten, according to reports. While most blamed the Assad regime, JBC News claimed Russia was responsible. All said powerful Russian-made munitions were used in the attack.

The camp – home to 5,000 internally displaced Syrians – was reportedly struck by a massive 2,000lb bomb or missile. Survivor ‘Ahmed’ told Alaan TV: “While I was preparing some firewood to ward off the chill in my tent, we heard whistling, and a huge rocket exploded in the air. Hundreds of bomblets littered the camp carrying destruction and death.”

the VDC has named one victim who died by the regime strike.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

  • Mohammad Abd al Aziz al Ahmad Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

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Media
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    the aftermath of the airstrike in the camp - by JBC news
  • the aftermath of the airstrike in the camp - by JBC news
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    the aftermath of the airstrike in the camp - by JBC news
  • the aftermath of the airstrike in the camp - by JBC news
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    one of the victim photo - after the airstrike in the camp - by JBC news
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    A photo was taken by one of the residents of the camp and given to Syria direct website.
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    the aftermath of the airstrike in the camp - by JBC news
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    Photo of wounded kid from camp

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Ubin IDP Camp (مخيم أوبين), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.800556, 36.155278. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia confirms in its report covering November 6th-9th 2015 carrying out strikes in Lattakia governorate: “In the course of the last three days, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 137 combat sorties engaging 448 terrorist objects in the Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Lattakia, Raqqah, Hama and Homs provinces.”

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
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]