Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1528

Incident date

November 5, 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

One or two civilians were killed, including a female child, and more than 15 civilians were injured, from airstrike shelling on Al Atarib city. Local media reported that cluster bombs struck a popular local market, which resulted in many civilians being trapped under the rubble. The airstrikes came during a unilateral truce declared by Russia and were part of a concerted effort to bombard the western countryside of Aleppo during the battle of Aleppo.

Sources were contested as to who was responsible for the airstrikes, with the majority identifying Russian planes as the culprits.

The head of the rural sector of the western civil defence in Aleppo, Mohamed Halaq, and various other local sources, including Smart News and Al Jazeera, attributed the airstrikes to Russian raids.

However, @Arakan_News blamed the Syrian regime for carrying out the airstrikes.

Images published by Smart News showed the damage to infrastructure, including buildings and roads, with some covered in blood from the victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Nada Mostafa Al Sayyed 7 years old female named by Syrian Network for Human Rights killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

  • Nada Al Sayyed, aged 7, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Atarib, 5th November 2016. (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 5th November 2016. (via Smart News)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 5th November 2016. (via Smart News)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 5th November 2016. (via Smart News)
  • Fires being extinguished in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 5th November 2016. (via Smart News)
  • Fires being extinguished in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 5th November 2016. (via Smart News)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 5th November 2016. (via Smart News)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Atarib, Aleppo, 5th November 2016. (via Smart News)

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 November 1st – 30th 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
    1 – 2
  • (1–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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]