Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2966

Incident date

February 2, 2018

Location

حدية, Hadya, Aleppo, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

34.856689, 36.330585 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

As many as seven civilians, including one child, were killed an up to “dozens” more were wounded, local media reported, following alleged Russia or Assad-waged airstrikes on a road near Hadya, Aleppo.

Smart News Agency quoted activists who said that “warplanes likely to be Russian bombed vehicles on a road in the vicinity of Tal Hadiya village, killing seven civilians and injuring about 10 others.”

Many sources echoed that reporting, and most agreed that between two but most likely as many as seven civilians were killed. Fouad Hallak and the Syria Civil Defense published a picture of a child who was burned to death by the strikes

The number of wounded varied among the reports, with the highest toll reported by SDCAleppo who said that “dozens” were left wounded.

The strikes reportedly hit “the international road from Aleppo to Damascus near the town of Tel Hadiyya”, Edlib Media Center noted. Many sources reported that the cars that were hit, carried displaced persons.

Finally, while the large majority of the reports pointed to Russian culpability, the incident remains contested as according to Zaman al-Wasl, “aircraft of the military regime committed a massacre on the international road from Aleppo to Damascus near the town of Tal Hadiyya”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 7
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Image from southern Aleppo in the aftermath of an airstrike, possibly from the contested strike in Hadya on February 2nd, 2018 (via Smart News Agency)
  • Image from southern Aleppo in the aftermath of an airstrike, possibly from the contested strike in Hadya on February 2nd, 2018 (via Smart News Agency)
  • Image from southern Aleppo in the aftermath of an airstrike, possibly from the contested strike in Hadya on February 2nd, 2018 (via Smart News Agency)
  • Image from southern Aleppo in the aftermath of an airstrike, possibly from the contested strike in Hadya on February 2nd, 2018 (via Smart News Agency)
  • One of the many wounded following the contested airstrike in Hadya, Aleppo, February 2nd, 2018. However, this image was also published in association with a strike in Kafr Halab, Aleppo, also on February 2nd and the source is not clear as to which incident it belongs to. (via SCDaleppo)
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    A civil defence member carrying the body of of child who reportedly was killed by the contested airstrikes in Hadya, Aleppo, February 2nd, 2018 (via Fouad Hallak)
  • Images from the immediate aftermath of the alleged contested shelling of Hadya, Aleppo, February 2nd, 2018 (via Syria Civil Defense)

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
    2 – 7
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]