Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2560

Incident date

September 29, 2017

Location

اورم الكبرى, Orme Al Kubra, Aleppo, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

36.147179, 36.9367003 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two consecutive air raids using cluster munition and thermobaric rockets struck the town of Orme Al Kubra near Aleppo, resulting in the deaths of between three to five persons and the injuring many others, according to local media. Russian or regime warplanes were reported to have been to blame.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported five civilian casualties, including three children. Smart News Agency reported four civilians killed as a consequence of the strike.

Multiple reports named three civilians from the same family as killed.

Several other sources also said that the regime was carrying out strikes on the area during this time.

The Violations Documention Centre said that “Syrian government and affiliated militias” were responsible for the deaths of three named civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Hamze Ahmad Attal Adult male killed
  • Qamar Ahmad Attal Adult female killed
  • Khadeja Ahmad Attall Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1–3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Civil defense team working to remove civilians stuck underneath the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on the village of Orme Al Kubra on September 29th (via Smart News Agency)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme Al Kubra, Aleppo, Sept 29th.
  • Dead bodies are recovered in the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme Al Kubra, Aleppo, Sept 29th.
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    Graphic images of dead civilians following an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme Al Kubra, Aleppo, Sept 29th.
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    Translation: "A massacre committed by a Russian airliner in the town of Orme Al Kubra in Aleppo`s countryside"
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    Graphic images of dead civilians following an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme Al Kubra, Aleppo, Sept 29th.
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    Graphic images of dead civilians following an alleged Russian airstrike on Orme Al Kubra, Aleppo, Sept 29th.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1–3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]