Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS578

Incident date

February 9, 2016

Location

مارع, Mare', Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.482582, 37.19593 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including one woman died and ten others were injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Mare’ according to local sources.

The Violations Documentation Center named two adult males and one adult female as killed in a Russian airstrike on Mare’.

The White Helmets said warplanes targeted the town with a vacuum missile, injuring several people who were taken to field hospitals. They reported “great destruction of builidings“, but they did not say who the warplanes belonged to, nor provide numbers of deaths.

Shaam News also reported three deaths in the town, but did not say that Russia was responsible.

Both the citizen journalist Ali Ahmad Alnajjar and Shahba Press posted videos showing widespread destruction of what looks to be a civilian neighborhood. Shahba said Russian planes struck with a “parachute-carried rocket“, adding that six homes were destroyed and three civilians killed, with more than ten wounded.

All4Syria, Damascus Center for Human Rights, Halab News and Syrian Press Center also attributed the incident to Russia.

The three victims were named by the VDC.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Witness: the destruction of six houses fully and considerable material damage caused by the air strikes of Russian occupation planes with a parachute-carried rocket on the city of Mare` in the countryside of Aleppo which led to the martyrdom of three civilians and wounding more than 10 others. Testimony by Civil Defense member: At 10.30 a.m today the Russian warplanes targeted this area, as you can see, which led to three martyrs and 10 wounded. May God help us.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

From February 4th – February 11th, Russia reported: “In the course of the last week, February 4-11, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 510 combat sorties engaging 1,888 terrorists’ objects in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Deir ez-Zor, Daraa, Homs, Hasakah and Raqqah.” It added: “Two powerful field commanders were liquidated in the Aleppo province.In the suburbs of Kalaz-Tahtani, a large illegal armed group with its commander, “Abu Maher” (“Farid Al-Misri”) was eliminated by an airstrike.The field commander “Abu Anas Al-Sham” from the Jaysh al-Sham terrorist group was liquidated in the territory of the same province.” It also said that “Russian aviation eliminated open ISIS oil storages in the Aleppo province.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]