Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2227

Incident date

May 10, 2017

Location

سمومة, Samouma, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.933019, 38.094621 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between 11 and 14 civilians were killed – from two families – and others were wounded, following an airstrike on Samouma, Aleppo, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame for the strikes. Some sources attributed blame to the Syrian regime, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, however most blamed Russia.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights specified that the Syrian regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the vicinity. Local journalist, Ahmad al Shibli, however reported Russian warplanes were responsible.

Sources reported that the victims were from the family of Abdel Wahab Al-Ahmad and the family of Abdul Aziz Jassim Al-Mahmoud, as well as two other young people – according to Step News.

The bombing consisted of seven raids, and destroyed as many as five houses.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Abdel Aziz Jassem al Mahmoud 55 years old male killed
  • Marwa al Mahmoud 16 years old female killed
  • Da’aa al Mahmoud 14 years old female killed
  • Louay al Mahmoud 12 years old male killed
  • Tarek al Mahmoud 9 years old male killed

Family members (7)

  • Zahra al Makiz Age unknown female killed
  • Haifaa al Mahmoud 16 years old female killed
  • Bara’a al Mahmoud 14 years old female killed
  • Hiba 6 years old female killed
  • Buthaina 6 years old female killed
  • Hanan 4 years old female killed
  • Manal 3 years old female killed
  • Zakour Mustapha al Midhi 37 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 14
  • (6–10 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The list of casualties in the aftermath of the airstrike on Samouma, 10th May 2017. (via Ahmad al Shibli)

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 May 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
    11 – 14
  • (6–10 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]