Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3833

Incident date

June 21, 2019

Location

ريف المهندسين الثاني, Rif Al Muhandisin Al Thani, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians including a little girl were killed when airstrikes struck Rif Al Muhandisin Al Thani, in the countryside of west of Aleppo on June 21st, 2019.

Syrian Human Rights Commission named the girl killed as Aya al-Satouf.

Up to eight civilians were also allegedly wounded, including children. According to Step News, the civilians were struck by two airstrikes, while the Syrian Human Rights Committee reported shelling.

Smart News reported that “the warplanes bombarded a residential area between the village of Urma al-Kubra and “Rid Al Muhandisin Al Tahni” west of Aleppo, north of the country, killing four civilians including a girl and injuring six others.”

Meanwhile, Shahba Press stated that the airstrikes “resulted in the death of a girl and three – wounding eight civilians.”

Orient said the area targeted contained a popular market, and a parking for vans and cars. The area is known to be usually crowded on Friday, when the attack happened.

Both Russian and Syrian regime forces were blamed by various sources.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (29) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Caption translation: "The aftermath of air raids on the market of rural areas of Al Muhandisin west of Aleppo #, which resulted in the death of a girl and 3 men and wounding 8 civilians."(via Shahba Press)
  • Caption translation: "The aftermath of air raids on the market of rural areas of Al Muhandisin west of Aleppo #, which resulted in the death of a girl and 3 men and wounding 8 civilians."(via Shahba Press)
  • Caption translation: "The aftermath of air raids on the market of rural areas of Al Muhandisin west of Aleppo #, which resulted in the death of a girl and 3 men and wounding 8 civilians."(via Shahba Press)
  • Caption translation: "The aftermath of air raids on the market of rural areas of Al Muhandisin west of Aleppo #, which resulted in the death of a girl and 3 men and wounding 8 civilians."(via Shahba Press)
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    Aya Al-Sattouf died aged 10 after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes targeted Rif Al Muhandisin Al Thani on June 21st, 2019. (via Bawaba Aleppo).
  • Two airstrikes killed four civilians, including a child, in Rif Al-Mohandessin Al-Thani, west of Aleppo on June 21st, 2019. (via @AleppoAMC)
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  • Destruction caused by airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani in the countryside of Aleppo on June 21st, 2019, which led to killing four civilians, including a child girl, and the wounding of others. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Destruction caused by airstrikes on the second countryside of Mohandessin in the countryside of Aleppo on June 21st, 2019, which led to killing four civilians, including a child girl, and the wounding of others. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Destruction caused by airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani in the countryside of Aleppo on June 21st, 2019, which led to killing four civilians, including a child girl, and the wounding of others. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Destruction caused by airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani in the countryside of Aleppo on June 21st, 2019, which led to killing four civilians, including a child girl, and the wounding of others. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Destruction caused by airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani in the western countryside of Aleppo on June 21st, 2019. (via AMC)
  • Destruction caused by airstrikes on the second countryside of Mohandessin in the western countryside of Aleppo on June 21st, 2019. (via AMC)
  • Destruction caused by airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani in the western countryside of Aleppo on June 21st, 2019. (via AMC)
  • Airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani in Aleppo on June 21st, 2019. (via @omar_alhalaby)
  • Airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani in Aleppo on June 21st, 2019. (via @omar_alhalaby)
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    Airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani in Aleppo on June 21st, 2019 led to deaths and injuries among civilians. (via @omar_alhalaby)
  • Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st led to huge destruction and damage to civilian properties. (via Orient)
  • Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st led to huge destruction and damage to civilian properties. (via Orient)
  • Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st led to huge destruction and damage to civilian properties. (via Orient)
  • Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st led to huge destruction and damage to civilian properties. (via Orient)
  • Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st led to huge destruction and damage to civilian properties. (via Orient)
  • A mother looking for the last time at the body of her 10 year old daughter who was killed as a result of airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st, 2019. The body of the child is wrapped in a plastic bag. (Copyright SMART. Published in the public interest.)
  • A mother looking for the last time at the body of her 10 year old daughter who was killed as a result of airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st, 2019. The body of the child is wrapped in a plastic bag. (Copyright SMART. Published in the public interest.)
  • A man carrying the body of her 10 year old daughter who was killed as a result of airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st, 2019. The body of the child is wrapped in a plastic bag. (Copyright SMART. Published in the public interest.)
  • A man carrying the body of her 10 year old daughter who was killed as a result of airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st, 2019. The body of the child is wrapped in a plastic bag. (Copyright SMART. Published in the public interest.)
  • A man carrying the body of her 10 year old daughter who was killed as a result of airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st, 2019. The body of the child is wrapped in a plastic bag. (Copyright SMART. Published in the public interest.)
  • Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st led to huge destruction and damage to civilian properties. (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st led to huge destruction and damage to civilian properties. (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st led to huge destruction and damage to civilian properties. (via @ShahbaPress).
  • Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Rif Al-Muhandisin Al-Thani on June 21st led to huge destruction and damage to civilian properties. (via @ShahbaPress).

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (29) [ collapse]