Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2779

Incident date

December 3, 2017

Location

السميرية, Al-Samiriya, Aleppo, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

35.892969, 37.31471 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A teacher and several students were injured in airstrikes which shelled al Samiriya village school in Aleppo, according to local media. All sources either blamed Russian warplanes for the raids, or did not attribute any blame to a belligerent.

The rockets and missiles were launched in the vicinity of the school complex, however only partial damage occurred to the buildings and some of the furniture, according to sources on the ground.

Smart News – who blamed Russia – alleged that cluster bombs were fired on the village school, wounding one of the teachers, who was then transferred to hospital. Additionally, it was reported that the school suffered damage to the windows and doors.

Images published shows members of the Civil Defence inspecting the vicinity and removing unexploded ordnance from the school grounds.

Only one source – @abdkramalhalbi – reported that students were also caught up in the wounded toll.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • the aftermath of airstrikes near al Samiriya village school in Aleppo, 3rd December 2017. (via Aleppo white helmets)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced being active in unspecified parts of Syria until December 11th, 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]