Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS524

Incident date

February 2, 2016

Location

عندان, Anadan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.29353, 37.04466 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between six and eight civilians were killed including two to four children, one to two women and two members of the Red Crescent – and dozens more injured – in alleged Russian airstrikes on Anadan, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network reported that Russian forces launched “about 50 airstrikes” which including cluster munitions, targeting “homes in Anadan city center and its outskirts, leading to the martyrdom and wounding of a number of civilians.” SNN also reported that Russian planes directly targeted the city’s hospital.

SNN also cited activists, reporting that Anadan “came under intense aerial bombardment by more than twenty-five air raids using different types of missiles.

They said that seven people died and that dozens more were wounded.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights initially reported that a five-month-year-old baby, Eman Al Hamad, was killed by missiles fired from regime warplanes. A second report also blamed the regime, putting the death toll at seven including three children and a woman. However, four subsequent reports said that “suspected Russian warplanes” were responsible.

According to one report, the planes fired missiles on a field hospital in Anadan, severely damaging it and rendering it inoperable. Another report said that Russian missiles were fired on a “Red Crescent Ambulance“, damaging it.

According to a third report, Eman Layla, a nurse, died more than two weeks later, on February 19, from wounds sustained when missiles were fired on the charity hospital in the city.

The fourth report stated that alleged Russian warplanes shelled a residential house “next to Al Hamze mosque in the middle of Adnan city under the control of armed opposition,” killing six people including four children and a woman.

Six victims (including two children and one woman) were named by the Violations Documentation Center. Halab News recorded the same six victims, but also reported the death of Mohammed Saleh Barbanh, who it said was one of two victims who died when a Syrian Red Crescent ambulance was targeted by Russian forces at the entrance to Anadan. The victims were listed by VDC as:

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Fadel Ajaj Adult male killed
  • Fatemah Darweish Adult female killed
  • Mohammad al-Hamad Child male killed
  • Iyman al-Hamad Child female killed
  • Hussain Tabsho Adult male killed
  • Abdulkareem Kheir Allah Adult male Relief Activist: Volunteer in the Syrian Red Crescent. Halab News also identified him as a victim of targeting of a Syrian Red Crescent ambulance; Radio al Kul referenced two “volunteers from the Red Crescent” who were killed by Russian warplanes “when a car they were traveling in was targeted on the highway.” killed
  • Omar Mustafa al-Hamad Child male Listed by All4Syria killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (2–4 children1–2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
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    A body is removed from the rubble following an alleged Russian airstrike on Anadan, Feb 2nd (via SN4HR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has published no known record of strikes in Syria from February 1st – February 3rd.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (2–4 children1–2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]