Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1812

Incident date

December 30, 2016

Location

تادف, Tedef, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.34857, 37.531501 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between nine and 12 civilians – the majority from one family – were killed and up to 24 were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Tefef, Aleppo, according to source son the ground.

Graphic images published showed four child victims.

According to one source nine civilians came from the same family.

Dawaalhaq reported: “in support of the army of Erdogan… Russian aircraft crush children’s skulls in the town of # Tadef near Al Bab city in Aleppo countryside”.

The highest death toll was given by Ara at 12 civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (9)

  • Member of the Al-Shahoud family 1 Age unknown killed
  • Member of the Al-Shahoud family 2 Age unknown killed
  • Member of the Al-Shahoud family 3 Age unknown killed
  • Member of the Al-Shahoud family 4 Age unknown killed
  • Member of the Al-Shahoud family 5 Age unknown killed
  • Member of the Al-Shahoud family 6 Age unknown killed
  • Member of the Al-Shahoud family 7 Age unknown killed
  • Member of the Al-Shahoud family 8 Age unknown killed
  • Member of the Al-Shahoud family 9 Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 12
  • (4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Graphic image of a dead child killed in an alleged Russian raid on Tedef, 30th December 2016. (via @PrimoAhmad)
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    Graphic image of a dead child killed in an alleged Russian raid on Tedef, 30th December 2016. (via @PrimoAhmad)
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    Graphic image of dead children killed in an alleged Russian raid on Tedef, 30th December 2016. (via @PrimoAhmad)

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 December 1st – 31st 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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 12
  • (4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]