Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2080

Incident date

April 6, 2017

Location

الحور, Hor, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.88256, 38.17169 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A mother and her two children were killed, and as many as four more civilians were injured, following an airstrike on the residential neighbourhood of Hor, Aleppo. All sources blamed Russian warplanes for the raid.

Al Jazeera initially reported that “a girl and her mother were killed in the bombing” on Hor, however, later reports suggested it was a mother and her two children.

According to Syria News Desk, an entire family of four were injured in the strike on their home. 

Orient news reported that there were “four raids [with] vacuum rockets on the town of Hor, Aleppo”. They did not specify how many civilians were wounded.

Smart Mews reported that “A member of the Information Office of the Civil Defence in Aleppo, Ibrahim Abu Laith, said that Russian warplanes are likely to have carried out four raids on residential neighbourhood in the town of Hor (15 km west of Aleppo), the civil defence teams rushed to retrieve the mother and her two children from the rubble, others were injured”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

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 strikes between April 1st – 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1–2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]