Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1599

Incident date

November 17, 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

Five possible civilians reportedly died in an alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrike on Urma Al Kubra, Aleppo. The Syrian News Desk said 15 others were wounded and blamed Russia.

@Assad_wolverine tweeted, “a military officer of the Army of Mujahideen Free Army was killed in an airstrike on his car”- the source did not identify a culprit.

But the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed “government warplanes”, and also put the death toll at five.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the five who died were “fighters of Jaysh Mujahideen” – the source did not say who was the blame.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ibrahim al-Radwan Adult male Named by HNN as a civilian, but other sources claimed he was a military officer of the Army of Mujahideen Free Army killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A military officer of the Army of Mujahideen Free Army, Ibrahim al-Radwan, allegedly died in an airstike on his car, Urma Al Kubra, November 17th (via @Assad_wolverine)
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    A graphic photograph of a boy killed by suspected Russian strikes in Urma Al Kubra, November 17th (via @laith1919)

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”.

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
    0 – 5
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]