Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3789

Incident date

June 10, 2019

Location

الزربة, Al Zirba, Aleppo , Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians, a mother and her three children, were reported killed and other civilians injured as a result of heavy artillery in Al Zirba, Aleppo, June 10th. Local sources said the victims belong to the same family.

Syria Civil Defense stated that “a woman and her two children were killed in Al Zirba” in discussion of “a new escalation of the Syrian regime and Russian occupation over the majority of areas in the Syrian north.”

Later, local sources reported that the death toll increased to four. The victim was named as Watania Al-Hussein aged 45, and her three children named as Mays Abboud Al-Hamoud aged 8, Saleh Al-Aboud Al-Hamoud aged 3 and Rasma  Al-Aboud Al-Hamoud aged 2. It seems that Mays died later because of the wounds she sustained as a result of the shelling.

The time of the incident is not clear as some source said it happened in the afternoon while others reported it as happened in the evening.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
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    A SCD volunteer rescuing a child reportedly injured by Russian forces or Syrian regime shelling on Al-Zarba on June 10th, 2019. (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
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    One of three children killed in Syrian regime or Russian forces shelling on Al-Zarba on June 10th, 2019. (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
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    A SCD volunteer rescuing a child reportedly injured by Russian forces or Syrian regime shelling on Al-Zarba on June 10th, 2019. (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Location of Russian forces or Syrian regime shelling on Al-Zarba on June 10th, 2019. (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
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    A mother and three of her children were killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime shelling on Al-Zarba on June 10th, 2019. (via @Omar_Madaniah).
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    A civilian carrying the body of a child reportedly killed with mother and siblings as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime shelling on Al-Zarba on June 10th, 2019. (via @Omar_Madaniah).
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    A SCD volunteer rescuing a child reportedly injured by Russian forces or Syrian regime shelling on Al-Zarba on June 10th, 2019. (via @blaas083).
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    One of the children killed with his mother and siblings as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime shelling on Al-Zarba on June 10th, 2019. (via @almo3tasem91).
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    Images of two children killed as a result of alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime shelling on Al-Zarba on June 10th, 2019. (via Gehayb Al Na’imi).

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
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (15) [ collapse]