Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2959

Incident date

February 1, 2018

Location

جزرايا, Jazraya, Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.8605148, 36.9862043 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between five and eight civilians, including children and women, were killed and several were left injured following airstrikes and/or artillery shelling in Jazraya, Aleppo, local media reports, though the exact circumstances were unclear.

Most sources reported that one family had been killed, including one man, one woman and three to five children, though sources varied on the exact number of fatalities. Baladi News additionally reported that the rest of the family had been seriously injured.

Among the reports, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that “at least seven civilians from the same family, including three children and two women, killed as Syrian regime helicopters dropped barrel bomb on Jazraya village in Aleppo governorate southern suburbs, on February 1, 2018.”

Like SN4HR, several sources, including HalabTodayTV, Baladi News and al-Araby, apportioned blame to the Syrian regime. Many of those reports added that the regime had bombed the city with explosive barrels launched from helicopters. Thiqa News Agency’s correspondent said that “dozens of barrels of explosives” had been dropped.

However, Russia’s culpability cannot be ruled out as the majority of the reports identify Russia as responsible for the aerial shelling.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 8
  • (3–5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

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.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 8
  • (3–5 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]