Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS649

Incident date

February 21, 2016

Location

عنجارة, Anjara, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2203271, 36.952976 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Up to seven civilians including three children and one woman died and 50 more were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes with cluster bombs on Anjara, according to local sources.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported: “Six citizens (including 2 citizen women and two children) were killed and injured when warplanes believed to be Russian bombed areas in Anjarah town in the western countryside of Aleppo, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation.

Syria Mirror reported that Russia dropped cluster bombs on the town, killing seven civilians and wounding around 50 more, including women and children. JisrTV also blamed Russia and gave the same death toll as Syria Mirror.

Four civilians were named by the Violations Documentation Center in addition to one unidentified female child.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (3 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–50
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

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
    5 – 7
  • (3 children1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–50
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]