Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1397

Incident date

October 4, 2016

Location

دارة عزة, Darat 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

Two civilians including a child died and 20 more were wounded in an alleged Russia or regime airstrike on Darat Izza, according to local media.

According to All4Syria, “Russian warplanes carried out three raids, two with missiles and one with cluster bombs, targeting civilians’ houses. Two people were killed and more wounded. Shops and houses were destroyed.”

The number of injured varied among the sources, spanning from a couple to up to 20.

Most sources attributed the strike to Russia (Anadolu Images, Lebanon 360, LCCSY and Anas al-Hage), while only one source, Syrian News, blamed both Russia and the Assad regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abul-Raof Abdul-Razak Akel Child male died of his wounds killed
  • Ahmad Ata Zahra Age unknown named by Darat Ezzas Martyrs’ killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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
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  • The exact moments the cluster bombs hit Darat Izza on 4th October 2016. (via, Darat Izza Media Office)
  • Moments after the alleged raid on Darat Izza on 4th October 2016. (via, Darat Izza Media Office)
  • A cluster bomb was identified in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Anas Hage)
  • A cluster bomb was identified in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Anas Hage)
  • A cluster bomb was identified in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Anas Hage)
  • Abul-Raof Abdul-Razak Akel, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darrat Izza. (via, Anas Hage)
  • Moments after the alleged raid hit Darat Izza, destroying countless civilian homes. (via, Anadolu)
  • Moments after the alleged raid hit Darat Izza, destroying countless civilian homes. (via, Anadolu)
  • Moments after the alleged raid hit Darat Izza, destroying countless civilian homes. (via, Anadolu)
  • Moments after the alleged raid hit Darat Izza, destroying countless civilian homes. (via, Anadolu)
  • Moments after the alleged raid hit Darat Izza, destroying countless civilian homes. (via, Anadolu)
  • Moments after the alleged raid hit Darat Izza, destroying countless civilian homes. (via, Anadolu)
  • Moments after the alleged raid hit Darat Izza, destroying countless civilian homes. (via, Anadolu)
  • Moments after the alleged raid hit Darat Izza, destroying countless civilian homes. (via, Anadolu)
  • The aftermath of the alleged raid. (via Step)
  • The alleged warplane which caused destruction. (via AnasAlhage)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza. (via, Anas Hage)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza. (via, Anas Hage)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza. (via, Anas Hage)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza. (via, Anas Hage)
  • Abul-Raof Abdul-Razak Akel, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darrat Izza. (via, Daretezzamartyrs)
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    Abul-Raof Abdul-Razak Akel, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darrat Izza. (via, Tr_spm)
  • Cluster bombs which were identified in the aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Lebanon360)
  • Moments after the alleged raid hit Darat Izza, destroying countless civilian homes. (via, All4Syria)

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 October 1st – 19th 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
    2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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]