Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2221

Incident date

May 9, 2017

Location

رسم الفالح, Rasim Al Faleh, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.155278, 37.796111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between two and 32 civilians were killed – including women and children – and dozens were injured, in an airstrike on Rasim Al Faleh, Aleppo, according to local media. All sources blamed Russian warplanes for he raids.

Sources were conflicted as to how many civilians were killed in the strikes. Almost all sources reported that 16 civilians were killed in the strikes – Zaman al wasl specified that half of them were women. Smart reported that only three civilians were killed – including one child. Step reported the lowest figure, suggesting that two civilians were killed in the strikes. VDC however named 17 civilian casualties, and a local source, Maskana, named 24. Overall however, 32 caulties are named spread across all sources. 

Sources were in agreement that a car was targeted on the road leading out from Rasim Al Faleh, carrying civilians who were fleeing clashes. An image published shows a truck upturned on the side of the road.

Some sources reported that civilians housing was targeted too, causing huge fires to break out. Zaman al wasl reported that Atira school was partially damaged too.

Some of the dead were unidentified, however named as from the same family.

One source named the car a Honda, the other Hyundai.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

Family members (3)

Family members (3)

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 32
  • (11–13 children3–13 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Rasim Al Faleh, 9th May 2017. (via Ahmad al Shibli)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Rasim Al Faleh, 9th May 2017. (via Ahmad al Shibli)
  • The car in the aftermath of an alleged Russian raid on Rasim Al Faleh, 9th May 2017. (via Al Sharqiya voice)
  • Ahmad Kareem, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Rasim Al Faleh, 9th May 2017. (via VDC)

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
    2 – 32
  • (11–13 children3–13 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]