Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2960

Incident date

February 1, 2018

Location

اباد, Abad, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

35.9227696, 36.9230783 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to 12 civilians including children and one woman were killed and several more wounded, local media reported, following aerial shelling of Abad, Aleppo, allegedly carried out by Russia or the Syrian regime.

According to local reports, at least five and as many as 12 civilians were killed in tjhe airstrike. The Syrian Network for Human Rights, who put the death toll at seven, said that three children and one woman were among the victims. Additionally, Step News Agency said that “most of the victims were from the Shalash family.”

Moreover, among the wounded were members of the civil defence, several sources told. For instance, @Aleppo24 reported that “two members of the Civil Defense were injured in an air raid while they were helping civilians.”

The majority of sources attributed the strike to Russia. Among these was Smart News Agency who, through activists on the ground, reported that “the Russian aircraft targeted the village of Abad with rockets and heavy machine guns, killing five civilians and injuring others.”

However, the incident remains contested as a few sources mention that explosive barrels were dropped, a weapon known to be used by the regime.

Baladi News explicitly apportioned blame to the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 12
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • 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 (13) [ 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 – 12
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]