Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1534

Incident date

November 6, 2016

Location

الدانا, Al Dana, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.218763, 36.768638 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between five and forty civilians, including at least one woman, one child and one adult male, were killed and up to forty were wounded in airstrikes launched against Al Dana town in Idlib.

Most sources only reported preliminary counts of casualties and many expected that the number was higher due to many civilians still stuck under the rubble. Most allegations reported that twelve or thirteen people had been killed, however Alsouria put the death toll much higher at forty.

According to the Local Coordination Committee Syria, the area struck included civilian neighborhoods, a popular market, and a school.

Images and videos posted by various news sources show the aftermath of the airstrikes, which caused buildings to crumble to the ground and covered surrounding areas and people with a layer of dust.

There was not a consensus over who was responsible for the airstrikes. Most national sources, including Local Coordination Committee of Syria, Alsouria News and Syrian Network for Human Rights identified Syrian regime planes as responsible for the attacks. However, a few sources, including Erem News and Jisirtv, blamed Russia for the airstrikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ammar Al-Bakour Adult male a journalist, Zaman Al Wasl newspaper described Ammar as “One of the most important and active newspaper correspondents” in Syria. He left his wife and child behind in Turkey a year before to return to Syria to cover the war, director of the media office at the Idlib Health Directorate of the Ministry of Interim Government, born in 1980 in Al Mowzara town killed
  • Ahmed Barbour Age unknown male an Orient TV correspondent injured
  • Unnamed woman 50 years old female had her foot amputated injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 40
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–40
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via LCCSY)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via LCCSY)
  • Journalist Ammar Bakor, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via LCCSY)
  • Journalist Ammar Bakor, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via SN4HR)
  • Journalist Ammar Bakor, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Enabbaladi)
  • Journalist Ammar Bakor, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Sln)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Alsouria)
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    The bodies of civilian casualties are bundled into the back of a truck in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Baladi news)
  • The exact moments after an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Ayyam Newspaper)
  • News bulletin reporting on an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Jisirtv)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via @Om_Yusf_)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via @Om_Yusf_)
  • The exact moment an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via @Om_Yusf_)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via @Om_Yusf_)

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
    5 – 40
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–40
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]