Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS296

Incident date

December 21, 2015

Location

رامي, Al Rami, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.763259, 36.558089 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Four or more civilians were reported killed and more than 10 injured in Russian airstrikes on the villages of Al Zawiya mountain.

Footage appears to show a Su 24 in apparent Russian Air Force colours dropping two bombs in the vicinity of the town.

According to the Shaam News Network five or more Russian airstrikes with rockets targeted civilian homes in Al Rami. It added that the White Helmets were working to remove rubble and rescue the wounded.

Eldorar placed the civilian death toll at six, saying that the Russian attack had caused “extensive destruction to houses and property.” Maara Now said four civilians from one family died, they were all named by the VDC.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–10
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Warplanes in the skies above Al Rami. Throughout the video you hear clear audio people (military) on the ground on walkie talkies describing the direction the warplane is taking and the bombs released also, and clearly stating Jabal el Zawiya. Our researchers believe we can confidently associate this video with this incident. (via, SNN)
  • A news clip reporting on the alleged Russian airstrike. (via, SNN)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

For December 18th-23rd, Russia reported that “In the course of five days, on December 18-23, aircraft of the Aerospace Forces in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 302 combat sorties engaging 1093 objects in the Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Homs and Deir ez-Zor provinces.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–10
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]