Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1903

Incident date

February 17, 2017

Location

المستريحة, Al-Mstareha, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.352575, 37.89279 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One family – two male children and their parents – were reportedly killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on ISIS-controlled Al-Mstareha, according to local media.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the family died in “suspected Russian warplane missiles fired on Al Mstareha village”. 

The only other known source to report on the event also attributed responsibility to Russian warplanes and named the family.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]