Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS616

Incident date

February 15, 2016

Location

كلجبرين‎, Kaljabreen, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.5365019, 37.1176958 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between six and ten civilians including three to four children and one woman were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Kaljabreen, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network reported that Russian warplanes targeted a school for sheltering displaced people in Kaljabreen, “causing a horrific massacre“. According to an initial report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, at least six civilians including four children and a woman died when “suspected Russian warplanes missiles fired on Kaljabrein village“.

But a later SN4HR report put the death toll higher at 10 including three children and a woman, reporting that they were killed when Russian planes launched missiles next toOmar Bin Khattab mosque on the road between Kaljibreen town and Maree’ city in Aleppo“.

One victim 18-year-old male was named by the Violations Documentation Center  but it is not clear where in Aleppo he died. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently also named him, and said he died following a Russian strike that targeted him in the northern Aleppo countryside on February 15th. He was also named for the incident on February 15th in Azaz (see above), so further research is required to ascertain which incident he died in.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • (3–4 children1 woman)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    A seriously graphic image of two deceased children. (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

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
    6 – 10
  • (3–4 children1 woman)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]