Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1530

Incident date

November 5, 2016

Location

أبين سمعان, Abeen Sama'an, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.0925448, 36.7577219 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Five civilians, including two children, were killed and others injured in airstrikes which struck “eastern school of Ibin” in the town of Abin Sama’an in the western Aleppo.

Almost all sources attributed blame to Russian aircraft. Syrian Press Center also noted that this strike was part of a concerted campaign by the Russians to strike vital centers in western Aleppo in order to weaken the infrastructure of the towns.

Videos posted by Hasan and Al Bou Azizi shows white helmets and other volunteers searching through the rubble for survivors, even while parts of the building are still on fire from the airstrikes.

Although no specific figures were released regarding injured civilians, some sources reported that “many” were injured – alongside video footage of injured civilians being dragged from the rubble.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mustapha Juma’a Hamido Kaddour Age unknown male named by HNN killed
  • Mohammad Abd al Hamid Al Sheikh Ahmad Child male named by HNN killed
  • Daughter of Abdallah Qassem Qoronfol Child female named by HNN killed
  • Son of Hussein Jarkass Child male named by HNN killed
  • Unidentified civilian Age unknown named by HNN killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Video footage showing the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Abeen Sama'an, Aleppo, 5th November 2016. (via Hasan)
  • Footage showing damage to the "eastern school of Ibin" in the town of Abin Sama’an in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid, 5th November 2016. (via AlBouAzizi)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Abeen Sama'an, 5th November 2016. (via @tiqanewsagecny)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Abeen Sama'an, 5th November 2016. (via @tiqanewsagecny)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Abeen Sama'an, 5th November 2016. (via @tiqanewsagecny)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Abeen Sama'an, 5th November 2016. (via @tiqanewsagecny)
  • Footage showing damage to the "eastern school of Ibin" in the town of Abin Sama’an in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid, 5th November 2016. (via @SN4HR)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]