Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3585

Incident date

February 9, 2019

Location

حريتان, Hraytan, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

An eight year old child was killed and his two brothers injured when cluster munition exploded in the city of Hraytan north of Aleppo. Local sources reported that the cluster munition was a remnant of earlier Russian or regime shelling.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that the cluster bomb had been dropped by “the Syrian-Russian alliance” – though most other sources pointed solely to Russia.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said “The child Ibrahim Jaqlan was killed on February 9th, in the explosion of a cluster munition of remnants of previous shelling by Syrian- Russian alliance forces on Hraitan town in Aleppo governorate northern suburbs.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Child wounded by a cluster bomb explosion alleged to have been leftover from a previous Russian airstrike (via SCD Aleppo).
  • Child wounded by a cluster bomb explosion alleged to have been leftover from a previous Russian airstrike (via SCD Aleppo).
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    Child killed by a cluster bomb explosion allegedly leftover from a previous Russian airstrike (via SCD Aleppo).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]