Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1418

Incident date

October 8, 2016

Location

حيش, Heesh, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.549065, 36.644537 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

According to local media, an airstrike on Heesh village near Idlib killed a family of four: a father, mother and two children – though reports were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame. One report claimed that there were five deaths.

According to the Shaam News Network, the strikes hit a home for displaced people which led to the death of the family.

Ara News said that five people from the same family had died – and blamed Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Abdul-Ghani Al-Kadro
Adult male named by Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
Malak Al-Bakoor
Adult female named by Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
Maher Abdul-Ghani Al-Kadro
Child male named by Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
Abdullah ABdul-ghani Al-Kadro
Child male named by Syrian Human Rights Committee killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Town of Heesh (حيش), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.549065, 36.644537. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Rescue by the White Helmets of civilians who were killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via Jisirtv )
  • The exact moments the raids hit. (via Baladi)
  • The exact moments the raids hit. (via Baladi)
  • Car damaged in the raid on Heesh. (via Islammemo_cc)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any strikes between October 1st – 19th 2016.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (21) [ collapse]