Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS412

Incident date

January 16, 2016

Location

فيلون, Fayloun, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.88051, 36.61254 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

12 civilians from the same family including three women and nine children were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Fayloun, according to local sources.

Activists told the Shaam News Network that nine people from the “Saiid family” were killed following Russian raids.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that 11 individuals from the same family 11 (eight children and three women) died when Russian warplanes launched several rockets on the town.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 12 non-combatants from one family (nine children and three women) were killed when “warplanes” targeted areas in Fayloun, but they did not say whether the planes belonged to Russia or the Assad regime.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (10)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12
  • (9 children3 women)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

In its report for military actions on January 19 2016, the Kremlin makes no mention of carrying out strikes in Idlib governorate.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12
  • (9 children3 women)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]