Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1954

Incident date

March 9, 2017

Location

دارة عزة, Darat Izza, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.28247, 36.85216 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between three and eight civilians were killed, and dozens more were wounded, in a multi-strike raid on Darat Izza, Aleppo, local media reported. All sources blamed Russian warplanes for the airstrikes on the town.

A local source reported that a school was struck in the first raid, and published images showing material damage to the infrastructure. 

Al-Hajji pointed out that the second raid hit an area close to the site of the first raid, striking a gathering of civilian housing, resulting in at least 10 of them being injured.

Video footage shows parachute missiles descending upon the town, and the exact moment they hit Darat Izza.

Most sources said that the youths killed were playing football when they were killed.

Smart news reported that 22 civilians were either killed or wounded during the raid, however, some sources put the figures much higher claiming that as many as 24 were wounded alone. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 8
  • (2 children5–6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–24
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment an alleged Russian airstrike targeted Darat Izza, 9th March 2017. (via @mohds3ed)
  • Amer al-Najjar, killed in an alleged Russian airstrike targeted Darat Izza, 9th March 2017. (via @m3nati)
  • The exact moment an alleged Russian airstrike struck Darat Izza, 9th March 2017. (via Daret Ezza media office)
  • News bulletin listing the names of those killed in an alleged Russian airstrike hit Darat Izza, 9th March 2017. (via Halab Today TV)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Darat Izza, 9th March 2017. (via @AnasAlhage)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Darat Izza, 9th March 2017. (via @AnasAlhage)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Darat Izza, 9th March 2017 (via @AnasAlhage)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Darat Izza, 9th March 2017(via @AnasAlhage)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Darat Izza, 9th March 2017(via @AnasAlhage)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Darat Izza, 9th March 2017 (via Daretezzamartyrs)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Darat Izza, 9th March 2017 (via Daretezzamartyrs)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Darat Izza, 9th March 2017 (via Daretezzamartyrs)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Darat Izza, 9th March 2017 (via Daretezzamartyrs)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Darat Izza, 9th March 2017 (via Daretezzamartyrs)

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 March 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 8
  • (2 children5–6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–24
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]