Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2958

Incident date

February 1, 2018

Location

الهوتة, al-Houta, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.43222222, 37.74444444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three children were killed and another one was injured as remnants from a possible Russian-launched cluster bomb exploded in al-Houta, Aleppo, local media reported.

HalabTodayTV’s correspondent reported “the death of three children in the town of Hoota rural southern Aleppo by a bomb explosion from the remnants of the previous shelling of the town.”

The Civil Defence added to the reports that two of the victims were the children of a volunteer named Younis Mahmoud.

Jsirtv reported that besides the three fatalities, one person was left wounded.

Step News Agency reported that the cluster bomb was carried out by Russia in a previous strike. The remaining sources did not identify the responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Child of Younis Mahmoud Child killed
  • Child of Younis Mahmoud Child killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The bodies of the three child victims of the remnants from the alleged Russian cluster bombs in al-Houta, Aleppo, February 1st, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]