Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1520

Incident date

November 2, 2016

Location

الأتارب, Al Atarib, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

36.1375975, 36.8284035 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between one and four civilians, including a child, were killed and up to nine more were injured from two aerial bombings of the city of Al Atarib. The strikes reportedly struck a bakery, a hospital, and several civilian houses, causing damage extensive enough to shut the hospital down.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “a child and an old man were killed and others were injured, when warplanes bombed areas in Atareb town”.

The majority of sources credited the attacks to Russian warplanes but the Syrian Network for Human Rights and @NabaaSyria identified Syrian regime forces as being responsible.

Sources noted that the death toll was expected to rise due to some being in critical condition from the injuries they had sustained.

An image published by SN4HR showed the father of one of the victims burying his child, who was killed by the airstrikes. SN4HR also reported the use of cluster bombs in the attack.

According to a report by the Shaam News Network, “Activists said Russian warplanes struck the bakery in Al Atarib, the hospital and civilian houses with several missiles. This resulted in the deaths of three civilians, damage to the bakery and the hospital. Both facilities were completely put out of service.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Yahya Ahmed Juwaini Child child of Ahmad Juwaini, named by SN4HR and @24Aleppo killed
  • Ahmed Junaid Orabi “Abu Samir” Age unknown male named by SN4HR and @24Aleppo killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (0–1 children0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–9
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

  • Ahmad Jwaini buries his child Yahya who was killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Atarib, 2nd November 2016. (via SN4HR)
  • Some bread covered in the blood of a civilian who was killed by an airstrike which targeted a bakery by alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, Al Atarib 2nd November 2016. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • Some bread covered in the blood of a civilian who was killed by an airstrike which targeted a bakery by alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, Al Atarib 2nd November 2016. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • Some bread covered in the blood of a civilian who was killed by an airstrike which targeted a bakery by alleged Russian and Syrian regime warplanes, Al Atarib 2nd November 2016. (via @HalabTodayTV)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation reported that “Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces General of the Army Valery Gerasimov stated about the decision taken by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu to set a humanitarian pause in Aleppo at 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on November 4 under the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief :“All attempts of insurgents to break through in Aleppo have not succeeded. Terrorists have suffered mass losses in manpower, armament and combat hardware. They have no possibilities to leave the city.”

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (0–1 children0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–9
  • 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]