Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2051

Incident date

April 1, 2017

Location

أورم الكبرى, Orme 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

Up to four children and a woman died and as many as eight further civilians were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra in Aleppo, according to local media.

AhmadMowafaq tweeted that there had been a “chemical bombardment on the Great Orm countryside Aleppo and the United Nations and America is silent and blind to comment” – though it didn’t identify the culprit.

However other sources attributed the event to Russia, According to Orient, “Russian warplanes carried out several air strikes with rockets on the Al-Radwan [Residential Society] and Olabi Al-Alabab in the town of Orm Al-Kubra, resulting in the death of a martyr woman and the wounding of five children, including a girl who was severely burned”.

However, RFS Media Office named four children as killed.

Omar Madaniah tweeted an image of “a girl severely burned by a Russian air raid on the town of Orme al Kubra”.

According to Smart, Russia  “targeted two residential compounds in the town, with space rockets” – one of which was the ‘Radwan Residential Society’.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdel-Hai Abu Abay 13 years old killed
  • Yehia Abu Abbas 6 years old killed
  • Ahmed Abu Ali 4 years old killed
  • Hasna Abu Abay 3 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
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    Translation: 'Chemical bombardment on the Great Orm countryside # Aleppo and the United Nations and # America is silent and blind to comment.'
  • 'A girl was severely burned by a Russian air raid on the town of Orme al Kubra'
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra, April 1st 2017 (via Orient)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra, April 1st 2017 (via RFS)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra, April 1st 2017 (via RFS)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra, April 1st 2017 (via RFS)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra, April 1st 2017 (via RFS)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra, April 1st 2017 (via RFS)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra, April 1st 2017 (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra, April 1st 2017 (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra, April 1st 2017 (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra, April 1st 2017 (via Smart)
  • Prayers are said over the body of a civlian killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme al Kubra, April 1st 2017 (via Smart)

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 April 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]