Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3428

Incident date

May 6, 2018

Location

بلدة حيان, Hayan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.32417, 37.05886 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two children were locally reported killed when a bomb exploded in the town of Hayan, Aleppo Governorate.

According to the Syrian Civil Defence, the cluster bomb that exploded was allegedly a remnant of earlier airstrikes, for which multiple sources blame Russian warplanes. The victims, two young brothers, were named as Firas Amor Orso and Amor Ahmed Orso.

It is unclear when the munition was initially dropped, though sources reported the explosion of the remnants on May 6th 2018.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Firas Amor Oso was one of two brothers killed when an unexploded bomb exploded in the town of Hayan on May 6th 2017. (via @HalabTodayTV and @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Translation: Firas Amor Oso, aged 12, was killed by the explosion of a cluster bomb remnants of a previous aerial bombardment on the town of Hayan in Aleppo's northern countryside.
  • Translation: Our correspondent reported that two brothers (children) were killed by a cluster bomb that was left behind by a previous aerial bombardment on the town of Hayan in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
  • Translation: "The death of the children Amor Ahmed Oslo aged 10, and Firas Amor Oslo aged 12 in the explosion of cluster bomb remnants from a previous bombing on the city of Hayan in Aleppo's northern countryside. (picture of the child Firas)
  • Translation: "Death of two children Amor Ahmad Amor Oso and Firas Amor Oso as a result of the explosion of a cluster bomb left behind by the bombing of a former Russian warplane on the town of Hayyan in Aleppo's northern countryside.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]