Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS512

Incident date

January 31, 2016

Location

حيان, Hayyan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.32417, 37.05886 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One 17-year-old male was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Hayyan using cluster munitions, according to local sources.

Both the Syrian Network for Human Rights and the Violations Documentation Center blamed Russian warplanes.

The White Helmets also named the victim, but did not say whether the Assad regime or Russia were responsible for the attack.

However, they said cluster bombs were used, leading to the injury of other civilians (including women and children). They added that a fire was extinguished and that one of the bombs exploded during its removal, but no one was harmed.

According to Smart News “Our correspondent reported that Russian warplanes launched raids on the town of Hayyan using cluster munitions Hayan, killing one civilian and wounding two children were seriously injured, and the outbreak of fires in shops and fuel stations.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets tackle a fire following an alleged Russian raid on Hayyan, January 31st 2016. (via White Helmets)
  • Civil Defense remove un-exploded cluster bombs from the town of Hayyan following an alleged Russian raid. (via, Hayyan Media Office)
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    Mohammad Qasem al-Majari. killed in an alleged Russian raid in Hayyan. (via, VDC)
  • Members of the Civil Defense put fires out following an alleged Russian raid. (via, Hayyan Media Office)
  • Civil Defense remove un-exploded cluster bombs from the town of Hayyan following an alleged Russian raid. (via, Aleppo Defense Media)

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 military report published on 1st February 2016, the Kremlin said: “In the course of the last week, the Russian aircraft in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 468 combat sorties engaging 1354 terrorists’ infrastructural facilities in the Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Raqqah, Daraa and Deir ez-Zor provinces. Among them – 24 ones were carried out by Tu-22M3 long-range bombers from the Russian territory...Near Jeb Ghabishah (Aleppo province), a Su-24M bomber destroyed ammunition and POL storages of the ISIS terrorists.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]