Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1563

Incident date

November 11, 2016

Location

افتريس, Iftrees, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.517211, 36.401653 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A child was killed and several other civilians wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Iftrees, sources on the ground reported.

According to @Doumarevolutio1, there was an aerial bombardment which consisted of two raids on the town. All sources point to Russian warplanes.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad Jamal Batih Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Ahmad Jamal al-Battah, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Iftrees, 11th November 2016. (via @revo_spring)
  • Ahmad Jamal al-Battah, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Iftrees, 11th 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 specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones”.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]