Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2531

Incident date

September 26, 2017

Location

حوير العيس, Hawir al Eis, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.919397, 36.97575 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

As many as six civilians including a woman and an unspecified number of children were killed and at least two others were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes against the village of Hawir al Eis in the southern suburbs of Aleppo, according to local media.

The Smart News Agency did not give an estimate of how any civilians were killed or wounded but Syrian Network for Human Rights included the estimate of six civilians killed in its report.

Both sources that reported on the incident, Smart News Agency and Syrian Network for Human Rights, identified Russian planes as the suspected source of the airstrikes.

At 0’20” in a video published by the Step News Agency, the reporter says: “We are now in the village of Huweir al Iss which Russian planes targeted with several air raids today  [Sept 26th] in which several people were killed and wounded. Russia has launched a campaign on Aleppo’s southern countryside with more than 20 daily raids. The civil defence has removed the dead and tended to the wounded.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • A strike on Hawir al Eis.
  • Translation: "In the name of the people of the town of Zerba, we send our condolences to the people of the village of Huwair al-Issa for the martyrdom of 6 civilians and injury of 11 others, most of them children, as a result of the air bombing".
  • a girl injured in the town of Huweir al Issa following a strike on Sept 26th (via Shaam)

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
    2 – 6
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]