Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS373

Incident date

January 12, 2016

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

Between seven and 25 civilians including three children and one woman were killed and 40-41 injured in airstrikes on Manbij, according to multiple sources. While four of the sources say that Russian forces carried out the attacks, a fifth blames the Assad regime.

The Shaam News Network reported that 25 non-combatants were killed and “about 40 others wounded” in seven airstrikes by Russian warplanes “which focused focused on Al’Haal, Shar’aat Al banat, the Aleppo road and Al Zira’a and Hneital neighbourhoods.” They noted widespread destruction to residential buildings.

The IS agency Al A’maq also blamed Russia (putting the death toll at 25 and the number injured at 41), while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 50 civilians were injured or killed (including three children brothers) in 15 raids by “warplanes believed to be Russian“.

But the Syrian Network for Human Rights said that shelling by regime forces killed at least seven, including one woman and her three children.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 25
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    40–41
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Hala Qutaiba al-Hsain, killed an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime airstrike. (via, VDC)
  • Leena Qutaiba al-Hsain, killed an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime airstrike. (via, VDC)
  • Yehya Qutaiba al-Hsain, killed an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime airstrike. (via, VDC)

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 11-15 January.

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
    7 – 25
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    40–41
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]