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

Geolocation accuracy

Province/governorate

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.

  • 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 Armed Forces

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 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
    6
  • (4 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–8
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]