Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS438

Incident date

January 21, 2016

Location

المشلب, Al Mashlad (Ar Raqqah), Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.9449373, 39.0474701 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Six civilians including four children died in strikes on the Al Mashlab neighbourhood of Raqqa, according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime carried out the attacks, while some sources do not identify those responsible.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently named civilians as having been killed by warplanes (also named in the VDC list below), but did not identify the planes.

But in a later report, they attributed strikes to Russia.

The Syrian Observatory also published reports of the raids in Raqqa on this day, but did not say who was to blame.

According to the Syrian Human Rights Committee, six civilians – including a pregnant woman – died in Russian strikes.

Members of the Hindwani family were named as victims of Russian aircraft by Raqqa Post.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “alleged Russian warplanes launched several rockets on Al Mashlab town in Raqqa city which killed 5 individuals from one family including 3 children and a woman.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Izzo Hakima Age unknown named by SHRC killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (4 children1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Hindawi al-Jumaah, killed in a contested Russian and Syrian Regime airstrike on 21st January 2016. (via, VDC)
  • Musaab Hindawi al-Jumaah, killed in a contested Russian and Syrian Regime airstrike on 21st January 2016. (via, VDC)
  • Ahmad Hindawi al-Jumaah, killed in a contested Russian and Syrian Regime airstrike on 21st January 2016. (via, VDC)
  • Maya Hindawi al-Jumaah, killed in a contested Russian and Syrian Regime airstrike on 21st January 2016. (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.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (4 children1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]