Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1824

Incident date

January 12, 2017

Location

بابكة, Babka, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.14135, 36.753634 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to 10 civilians were killed, including eight from one family, and as many as 24 or more were wounded, following an alleged airstrike on Babka, Aleppo.

Five children and three women were reportedly killed in the strike. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. Many attributed blame to Russian warplanes, while others blamed the Syrian regime. 

According to sources, rocket propelled grenades were launched in an intensive aerial bombardment of the town.

Civilian homes were reportedly struck and dozens were trapped under the rubble. Injures from the raid were said to be so severe that many people were taken to hospital and reports said the death toll was likely to rise.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • (4–5 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
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    Children killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via Janoubia)
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    A child killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via Janoubia)
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    A child killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via Janoubia)
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    A child killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via Janoubia)
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    Children killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via Janoubia)
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    A child killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via Sheahb)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via Thiqa news agency)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via Jisir)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via Baladi)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via Syrianewsdesk)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via @3rj5oPnn2XeKaYg)
  • Members of the civil defence dig through the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Members of the civil defence dig through the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Members of the civil defence dig through the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Members of the civil defence dig through the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    Members of the civil defence dig through the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Babka, Aleppo, 12th January 2017. (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 January 1st – 31st 2017.

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
    6 – 10
  • (4–5 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–24
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]