Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2057

Incident date

April 2, 2017

Location

ريف حلب الغربي, Various location in western Aleppo countryside, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.200000, 37.600000 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Six civilians were killed, including four children and two women, and as many as eight others were wounded following an alleged Russian raid on various villages in the Western part of Aleppo’s countryside, local media reported. All sources either attributed blame to Russia, or “unknown warplanes”.

According to sources Kafrnah, Khan al-Asal, Babsaka, Sarmada, the town of Dara ‘Azza and Urum al-Kubra were all struck in the raid. Al Jazeera added that the towns were overcrowded with displaced peoples.

Baladi News said that there was significant damage to property in the vicinity.

A local source, Motaz Khatab, tweeted that rocket-propelled grenade launchers struck the countryside. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Nawal Abdel Hasib
Age unknown female daughter of Bashar Saleh al Bashir killed
Yahiya
Child killed
Ahmed
Child male killed
Abdul Hai Abu A’bbai
Child male killed
Hasnaa Abu A’bbai
Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (4 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • News bulletin reporting on the airstrikes in various villages in the Western Aleppo countryside, 2nd April 2017. (via Halab Today TV)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between April 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (4 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (10) [ collapse]