Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS365

Incident date

January 11, 2016

Location

عنجارة, Anjara, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2175486, 36.947279 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between 15 and 30 civilians including six women and at least five children were killed – and dozens more people injured – in alleged Russian airstrikes targeting schools in Anjara, according to multiple sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that warplanes believed to be Russian struck the Mustafa Ruston elementary school in the morning, killing at least 17 non-combatants including nine children. But they later reported that 13 were killed, including 12 students and a teacher, while eight others were  injured.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights 15 were killed, including 12 children, one civilian woman and one female teacher. The source stated that the death toll was likely to rise because people were still missing and many were severely injured. Haaretz/Reuters also put the number of children killed at 12, plus a teacher.

The White Helmets referred to a “demented bombardment by warplanes targeting the western countryside of Aleppo with more than 14 raids targeting Kafrnaha, Khan Al A’ssal and the town of A’njara which led to the death of 19 children in addition to a man and a woman in an initial count,” but did not say who the warplanes belonged to.

However, the Shaam News Network said that three schools were targeted by Russian forces. They initially put the death toll at eight with dozens injured – mostly children – but it then rose to 30, again with dozens injured and most of these being children.

VDC has named 15 victims including three unidentified male children.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 30
  • (5–12 children5–6 women8 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24
  • 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

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Media
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    An injured child being carried from the scene where her school was targeted by an alleged Russian raid. (via, Fouadhallak89)
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    More injured children being treated for their wounds at a medical facility following a targeted attack on a school by an alleged Russian raid. (via, Fouadhallak89)
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    More injured children following an alleged Russian raid on a school. (via, Fouadhallak89)
  • The inside of the classroom destroyed following a targeted attack on a school. (via, Fouadhallak89)

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 January 11th-15th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 30
  • (5–12 children5–6 women8 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24
  • 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

Sources (24) [ collapse]