Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1536

Incident date

November 6, 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

Between five and 11 civilians were killed, including three women and five children, and 15 were wounded in airstrikes against Darat Izza city in western Aleppo. The civilians killed were all reportedly members of the same family and included a couple who had just been married a few days before.

A video published by JisirTV showed an aerial view of the city, which had many destroyed and crumbled buildings and included a clip of the moment a parachute missile struck the vicinity and detonated.

A consensus emerged among local sources that Russian warplanes were responsible for the attacks.

However, Alyementoday, blamed regime forces for the airstrikes, while the Syrian Network for Human Rights – who put the death toll at 11 “from the same family” blamed “government warplanes (allies)”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 11
  • (5 children3–4 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • News bulletin reporting on the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Darat Izza, 6th November 2016. (via JisirTV)
  • The exact moment a parachute missile is dropped on Darat Izza causing huge material devastation, 6th November 2016. (via Orient News)
  • Civilian bodies are dug up from the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, 6th November 2016. (via @thiqanewsagency)
  • Civilian bodies are dug up from the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, 6th November 2016. (via @thiqanewsagency)

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 – 11
  • (5 children3–4 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (23) [ collapse]