Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS385

Incident date

January 13, 2016

Location

تادف, Tadif, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.34857, 37.531501 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Six to ten civilians were killed – and several others injured – in alleged Russian airstrikes on Tadif, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights and others.

The Network initially reported that five non-combatants died, but a second report put the figure at six.

Syria Newsdesk said the event featured a so-called ‘double tap’ strike: “According to activist Abu al-Halabi, the Russian air force targeted a popular market in the city of Tadif under the control of the organisation of the Islamic State which led to a dozen civilian dead and injured who were taken to field hospitals. Halabi confirmed that Russian warplanes targeted civilians and ambulance crews who had gathered to rescue the victims of the first raid, a second raid caused the occurrence of more victims, as he put it.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mustafa al-Sheikh Adult male died “due to Russian air forces shelling of a market“: killed
  • Taha al-Kherunq Adult male died “due to Russian air forces shelling of a market“: killed
  • Abdulrahman al-Muraei Adult male died “due to Russian air forces shelling of a market“: killed
  • Saleh al-Abdan Adult male died “due to Russian air forces shelling of a market“: killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • (6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A news bulletin describing the incident on 13th January 2016 in Tadif. (via, Al Jisir TV)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • (6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]