Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS437

Incident date

January 21, 2016

Location

منطقة الأماسي, Al Amassi (Ar Raqqah), Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.9527716, 39.0094042 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Sixteen civilians including six to nine children and four women died in airstrikes on Al Amassi in Raqqa, according to local sources – though most reports blamed Russia, others did not identify who was responsible.

RBSS initially referred only to “warplanes“, but in a later post alleged that Russia was responsible.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Russian shelling of Al Amassi street killed 16 civilians, including six children and four women.

Other sources, including Syrian News Desk and Deir Alzro Free radio also attributed the attack to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (6)

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    16
  • (6–9 children5 women2 men)
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Ahmad, Mahmoud and Mohammad Al Dakhil, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Al Ammassi. (via, Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently

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
    16
  • (6–9 children5 women2 men)
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]