Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1531

Incident date

November 5, 2016

Location

دارة عزة, Darat Izza, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.28247, 36.85216 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Nine civilians were killed, including one woman with artillery and airstrikes which struck the town of Dara Izza. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights,  Abu Bakr Al Sedeeq Mosque was the main target. The airstrikes ultimately rendered the mosque inoperable due to serous damage to both the exterior and interior.

Some sources only reported that around five civilians were injured, however others including the Shaam News Network put the numbers much higher at up to twenty-four. Syrian PC claimed that some of the wounded were in a serious condition.

All sources but two blamed Russian forces for the airstrikes and artillery used. @ZakariaNassani and @ShahbaPress tweeted that the Assad Regime were to blame.

@SYR_REV_NEWS reported that surface to surface missiles were used, yet the majority of sources reported the use of grenade propelled rocket launchers and other missiles.

Syrianpc reported the use of cluster bombs. Local sources Darerezzamedia and Thiqa Media posted videos of the parachute missiles descending and exploding in the town, causing massive clouds of smoke over the town.

Daretezzamedia posted another video of the aftermath of the airstrikes, which caused many buildings to collapse and led to a scramble of people to search the rubble for casualties and rescue survivors.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mohammad Khaled al Khatib Age unknown male civilian from Ratiyan named by HNN killed
  • Zeinab Mohammad al Khatib Age unknown female civilian from Ratiyan named by HNN killed
  • Hamoud Kheiro Age unknown male civilian from Darat Izza named by HNN killed
  • Hassan Mohammad Illo Age unknown civilian from Darat Izza named by HNN killed
  • Mahmoud Khaled Kanjo Age unknown male civilian from Darat Izza named by HNN killed
  • Ibrahim Mohammed Hassana Age unknown male civilian from Darat Izza named by HNN killed
  • Dibla Bakro Age unknown female civilian from Darat Izza named by HNN killed
  • Unidentified civilian Age unknown killed
  • Unidentified civilian Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment parachute missiles were dropped on Darat Izza, 5th November 2016. (via Daretezzamedia)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes on Darat Izza, 5th November 2016. (via Daretezzamedia)
  • The exact moment parachute missiles were dropped on Darat Izza, 5th November 2016. (via Thiqa Agency)
  • Mahmoud Khairou Khairou, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, 5th November 2016. (via @Daretezzamartyrs)
  • Hassan Mohammed Alo, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, 5th November 2016. (via @Daretezzamartyrs)
  • Mahmoud Khaled Kanjo, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, 5th November 2016. (via @Daretezzamartyrs)
  • Ibrahim Mohamed Hassaneh, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, 5th November 2016. (via @Daretezzamartyrs)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, 5th November 2016. (via @ZakariaNassani)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, 5th November 2016. (via @ZakariaNassani)
  • White Helmets assess damage in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, 5th November 2016. (via @ZakariaNassani)
  • A wounded child is rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, 5th November 2016. (via @ZakariaNassani)

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
    9
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]