Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1980

Incident date

March 17, 2017

Location

اورم الكبرى , Urma Al-Kubra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.147179, 36.9367003 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 a further six were wounded f as a result of alleged air raids by Russian warplanes in the town of Urma al Kubra in Aleppo Governorate on the 17th of March 2017.

Sources said that four victims from the same family died in the attack. The Violations Documentation published four names, while Markaz.naba named four other people.

The Aleppo Media Centre mentioned that the wounded included a woman and two children.

The White Helmets uploaded a video showcasing their efforts to rescue the survivors and retrieve the bodies of the martyrs from under the rubble, while multiple other sources posted images and videos displaying the destruction in the wake of this attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 8
  • (1 woman3–6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • A body is pulled from the rubble by the White Helmets following an alleged Russian strike on Urma Al-Kubra, March 17th 2017 (via White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Urma Al-Kubra, March 17th.
  • The aftermath of a strike on Urma Al-Kubra, March 17th (via RFS)
  • The aftermath of a strike on Urma Al-Kubra, March 17th (via RFS)
  • The aftermath of a strike on Urma Al-Kubra, March 17th (via RFS)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian raid on Urma Al-Kubra, March 17th (via Markaz.naba)

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
    3 – 8
  • (1 woman3–6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–6
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]