Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS525

Incident date

February 2, 2016

Location

حريتان, Hraytan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.287032, 37.08332 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between 12 and 15 civilians were killed including up to eight children and three women – and dozens more injured – in alleged Russian airstrikes on Hraytan, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network posted a distressing video showing the body of a dead child “following raids by Russian craft“. A brief subsequent report said the death toll had risen to 15. Alburaq Media also attributed the incident to Russia.

According to the White Helmets, dozens of people were killed and wounded in the air raids. They did not say whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible, but posted a very distressing video of dead and injured children being removed from rubble, reporting that the raids caused widespread destruction to residential buildings and public property. Members of the team worked to put out fires.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights initially said regime warplanes carried out the attack, killing at least three people. However, a subsequent report identifies two separate incidents in Hraytan that day and blames Russia: “On 2 Feb 2016 alleged Russian warplanes shelled the residential houses in Kabr Al Inkilizi region in Hraytan city that is under the control of armed opposition which .(killed 6 individuals from one family (4 children and 2 women)

On 2 Feb 2016 alleged Russian warplanes shelled the residential houses in Baghdad .Street in Hraytan city which killed 6 individuals including 4 children and a woman.

According to All4Syria, Russia carried out more than 30 raids on the village, killing 15 civilians and wounding as many as 50 more.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 15
  • (2–8 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–50
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    VERY DISTRESSING: A dead child is pulled from the rubble following an airstrike on Hraytan, Feb 2nd.
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    Image of one of the victims (via Syrian Civil Defence)
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    Image of one of the victims (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • A member of the White Helmets helping at the location of the event

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
    12 – 15
  • (2–8 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–50
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]