Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS434

Incident date

January 21, 2016

Location

احرص, Ahras, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.401129, 37.14446 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Six civilians including two women and three children were killed and at least eight injured in an airstrike on Ihress, according to local sources. All sources blamed Russian forces for the attack, though an initial report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights said Assad regime warplanes were responsible.

The Shaam News Network reported that “a new appalling massacre” was committed by Russian aircraft on northern Aleppo when several missiles targeting civilian cars were launched on the road to Ihress.

Activists told SNN that there were “a number of dead and wounded, mostly women and children“. They added that Russian warplanes also launched dozens of airstrikes on “rebel positions on the demarcation lines with the organisation of the state and units of the People’s protection in Maalikis and Alaalghemah.”

According to Al Souria.net, five non-combatants, including a woman and two children, died in a Russian strike.

Al Buraq Media said that a Russian raid had hit the road between Kafr Naseh and Ihress, resulting in several deaths.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights initially reported that at least six non-combatants, including three children and two women, died when regime warplanes fired missiles on Ihress.

However, a subsequent report by SN4HR said that alleged Russian warplanes were responsible, shelling the road between the towns of Ihress and Kafr Naseh, in the northern Aleppo suburbs, which are under control of the armed opposition. They put the death toll at six, including three children and two women, with more than eight injured.

Six victims (including two women and three children) were named by the Violations Documentation Centre as having died in Russian shelling.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (3 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Haloum al-Khateeb, killed on 21st January 2016 by alleged Russian raids. (via, VDC)
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    Montaser Mohammad al-Khateeb, killed on 21st January 2016 by alleged Russian raids. (via, VDC)
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    Mostafa Mohammad al-Khateeb killed on 21st January 2016 by alleged Russian raids. (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

No Russian reports were published for January 21st 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (3 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]