Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS227

Incident date

December 4, 2015

Location

احرص, Ahras, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.401129, 37.14446 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

In what appears to be a separate incident from the Maskaneh event previously listed, five non- combatants were reported killed when Russian warplanes allegedly struck a convoy of trucks carrying aid to the areas controlled by rebels in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Shaam News Network cited the Anatolia News Agency as saying the trucks were carrying fuel for the White Helmets in Aleppo when the road connecting Kafrnasseh and Ihress was targeted by waplanes. The Network added: “Russia has recently been targetting trucks carrying relief materials and commercial goods from northern areas in Syria near the border crossings with Turkey.”

A reporter at the scene for Zaman said five civilians died and ‘several were injured’ in what was described as the third day of such Russian attacks.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • 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

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Burning trucks in the aftermath of the airstrikes on Ahras, December 4th 2015. The trucks were supposedly carrying oil from Daesh. (via, Zaman Press for News)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

For November 26th-December 4th 2015, Russia reported carrying out 431 combat sorties, including strikes in Aleppo governorate.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • 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