Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS315

Incident date

December 25, 2015

Location

منبج, Manbij, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.52815, 37.95495 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One to two civilians were reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Manbij, according to the Violations Documentation Center.

It named one adult male, Osama al-Halak, as killed due to “Russian airforce shelling in Manbij.” An additional male child, Mustafa Ghazal, is also listed as a victim of a Russian strike in Aleppo on December 25th, though no specific location is given.

The SHRC also named 27-year old Khalid Asaad Hussein from Al Saffira, noting “He died from his injuries from bombing by the Russian offensive on the city of Manbij.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Osama al-Halak Adult male killed
  • Mustafa Ghazal Child male killed
  • Khalid Asaad Hussein 27 years old male The SHRC named Hussein, who was from Al Saffira, “He died from his injuries from bombing by the Russian offensive on the city of Manbij.” killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child)
  • 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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

There were no published Russian reports for strikes in Syria on December 24th-25th 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child)
  • 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