Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2244

Incident date

May 17, 2017

Location

رسم الحمام , Rasim al Hamam, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.41304, 37.15712 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least five civilians were killed, including two children, and others were wounded in more than five alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrikes against the town of Rasim al Hamam in Eastern Aleppo, according to local sources.

The majority of sources, including Smart News and Syrianoor, reported that Russian planes were responsible for carrying out the airstrikes. However, @AJA_Syria published a contradictory report, identifying regime planes as to blame for the airstrikes.

According to Baladi News, the five civilians that were killed were members of the same family (Hassan Aliawi Al Shekh’s family).

Some of those that were injured were in critical condition at the time of reporting, which was expected to increase the death toll. In addition to the human cost, the airstrikes also caused considerable damage to houses and property.

Aljazeera reported that at the time, the area that was struck was under control of the Islamic State.

 

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]