Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS598

Incident date

February 12, 2016

Location

el Na'aymeh, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.6330753, 36.1593956 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians died and three or more were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on el Na’aymeh, according to two local sources.

Alyakeen Media published a number of videos showing destruction of the town and the removal of dead and wounded bodies from the rubble. Voiceovers in videos said that the strikes were carried out by Russia.

At 2.59 in one video, airstrikes are taking place while they are filming, and the ‘reporter’ says that Russian warplanes had not left the sky over the area for two days.

Step News Agency reported that Russia carried out “nearly seven airstrikes” on Na’aymeh, while the town was also subjected to “violent artillery and missile bombardment from regime forces in the town stadium.

Further research is required to provide casualty numbers.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • People pulling the wounded from under the rubble after the bombing of the Russian aviation.
  • Continuation of the video above chronologically; shows civil defense carrying and evacuating the dead from the debris.
  • Video shows result of destruction on civilian homes in Na’aymeh.
  • Video shows airstrikes as they are happening on el Na’aymeh, V.O. claims Russian airstrikes.
  • A video tour of the town of el Na’aymeh, ‘reporter’ showing damage and destruction of homes. (Town appears totally deserted). At 2.59’ airstrikes take place while they are filming, ‘reporter’ says it’s Russian airplanes which have not left the sky over this area for two days.

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 10th – February 16th, Russia reported: “On February 10-16, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 444 combat sorties engaging 1593 terrorists’ objects in the provinces of Deir ez-Zor, Daraa, Homs, Hama, Latakia and Aleppo.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]