Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2154

Incident date

April 22, 2017

Location

دارة عزة, Darat Izza, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.28247, 36.85216 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A family including three girls and a woman were killed, and 25 or more civilians were reportedly wounded, in an airstrike on Darat Izza, Aleppo. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some blaming the Syrian regime, while others blamed Russian warplanes. AMC did not attribute blame, but tweeted that a “military aircraft” struck the vicinity. 

According to Alkhaleej Online, there were as many as 11 raids on the vicinity. 

Orient News reported that many civilians were trapped under the rubble and the civil defence team were working hard to rescue people. Additionally, they reported the initial death toll was four, however there were varying degrees of risk, suggesting the toll would likely rise. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–25
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • A news bulletin reporting on the airstrike on Darat Izza, Aleppo, 22nd April 2017. (via Masr Alarabiya)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, Aleppo, 22nd April 2017. (via Aleppo civil defence)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Darat Izza, Aleppo, 22nd April 2017. (via Aleppo civil defence)

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.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2–3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–25
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]