Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1539

Incident date

November 6, 2016

Location

أورم الكبرى, Urma al Kubra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1475457, 36.9448239 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were killed, including one woman and two children, and others were injured in airstrikes which struck Urma al Kubra town in Aleppo, according to sources on the ground. Both children were found buried in rubble by the Civil Defence team following the raids.

Local sources, including Halab News and Assakina News, identified Russian planes as the perpetrators of the airstrikes. All sources attributed blame to Russia.

A video posted by Thiqa News showed the moment that the bombs collided with the city and resulted in a mushroom cloud of smoke above the buildings. Baladi News reported that one girl was injured in the raids. No other sources reported on injured civilians. 

The incident occured around midday.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Fatima Sadiq Child female from Al Leirmoun town, named by HNN killed
  • Aya Sadiq Child from Al Leirmoun town, named by HNN killed
  • Wife of Ahmad Kamal Sadiq Adult female named by HNN killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment airstrikes hit Urma al Kubra, 6th November 2016. (via Thiqa News Agency)
  • Members of the civilian defence pull the bodies of children out of the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Urma al Kubra, 6th November 2016. (via @syria_idlib)
  • Members of the civilian defence pull the bodies of children out of the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Urma al Kubra, 6th November 2016. (via @syria_idlib)
  • Members of the civilian defence pull the bodies of children out of the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Urma al Kubra, 6th November 2016. (via @syria_idlib)

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
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]