Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1597

Incident date

November 16, 2016

Location

السميرية, Al Samiriya, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

35.892969, 37.31471 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two children died in an alleged Russian airstrike on the village Al Samiriya, Aleppo, according to local sources.

@Syriamubasher1 reported one child died, whilst @ShahbaPress reported the death of one child and the injury of two other children from one family. Both sources blamed Russia. 

@RasdAgency reported two children killed and two more injured. SCDAleppo named two children killed, adding that “the civil defense” had to “lift martyrs from the rubble and take the wounded to hospital”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Omar Rahman 15 years old male killed
  • Abdeil Rahman 5 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • A young boy treated for injuries in after alleged Russian strikes hit Al Samiriya, November 16th (via SCDAleppo)
  • A little boy in Al Samiry, treated for injuries sustained in alleged Russian warplane shelling, November 16th (via SCDAleppo)
  • Locals at the scene of rubble and destruction in Al Samiriya, looking on at the impact of alleged Russian warplane shelling (via SCDAleppo)

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”.

Additionally, Russia reported that its air forces have carried out strikes in Aleppo during November and December 2016.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]