Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS642

Incident date

February 19, 2016

Location

الشيخ عيسى, Sheikh Issa, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.47902, 37.14574 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between four and seven civilians including three children and two women were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Sheikh Issa, according to a single source.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights initially reported thatThe children Ibrahim, Hussein, and Samer Amer Hameidi and their father died in suspected Russian warplanes shelling on Al Sheikh Eisa village in Aleppo governorate, February 19.” However, a later report put the death toll higher, at seven people from one family including two women. Al Jazeera also said that a father and his three children died in a Russian strike.

Syria Journalists Union later named the victims (killed in a Russian strike).

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

  • Amer Hamidi 35 years old male Named by Syria Journalists Union killed
  • Ibrahim Amer Hamidi 5 years old male Named by Syria Journalists Union killed
  • Hussein Amer Hamidi 6 years old male Named by Syria Journalists Union killed
  • Samer Amer Hamidi 7 years old male Named by Syria Journalists Union killed
  • Hussein Hamidi 30 years old male Named by Syria Journalists Union injured
  • Atta Hamidi 30 years old male Named by Syria Journalists Union injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 7
  • (3 children0–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]

  • 'The children Ibrahim, Hussein, and Samer Amer Hameidi and their father died in suspected Russian warplanes shelling on Al Sheikh Eisa village in Aleppo governorate, February 19.' (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 17th – February 29th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 7
  • (3 children0–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]