Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1427

Incident date

October 10, 2016

Location

الزربة, al Zirba, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.06763, 36.97987 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Six named civilians from the same family, including two children, died in an airstrike on the town al-Zirba in Aleppo, according to local media – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

According to Syrian Press Center “regime warplanes shelled Zirba after midnight, killing four civilians from the same family. The victims were originally from Kafr Noran village”.

Other media, such as AleppoAMC, Aleppo24, Siryahora and Fawaz_jwaid reported that the number of victims amounted to six and identified them by name.

Fawaz_jwaid said that among the victims were his cousins, tweeting: “Six of my cousins from Kafr Noran were killed in Zirba in warplane shelling”.

Syria News Desk added that a dozen people were wounded.

Among the sources who blaming Russia were Ara News, RFS media, Siryahora, ShahbaPress and Syria News desk. Only one source – Syrian Press Center – claimed that the regime was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Mohammed Joweid 28 years old male killed
  • Wisam Joweid 20 years old killed
  • Sari Joweid 15 years old killed
  • Mohammed Joweid 15 years old killed

Family members (2)

  • Heyan Abdul-Jabbar Al-Khaled Age unknown originally from Kafr Noran village killed
  • Khaled Al-khaled Age unknown originally from Kafr Noran village killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Mohammed Joweid, Either - Wisam Joweid, Sari Joweid or Mohammed Joweid - killed in an alleged raid on al Zirba, 10th October 2016. (via, Zerba_media)
  • Mohammed Joweid, Either - Wisam Joweid, Sari Joweid or Mohammed Joweid - killed in an alleged raid on al Zirba, 10th October 2016. (via, Zerba_media)
  • Mohammed Joweid, Either - Wisam Joweid, Sari Joweid or Mohammed Joweid - killed in an alleged raid on al Zirba, 10th October 2016. (via, Zerba_media)
  • Mohammed Joweid, Either - Wisam Joweid, Sari Joweid or Mohammed Joweid - killed in an alleged raid on al Zirba, 10th October 2016. (via, Zerba_media)
  • Mohammed Jowaid and Laith Jowaid were wounded in the raid. (via Fawaz_Jwaid)

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
    6
  • (2 children1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]