Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS650

Incident date

February 21, 2016

Location

النعمان, Al Nu'man, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.46321, 37.43317 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to 15 civilians were killed in an airstrike on Al Nu’man, which all local sources attributed to Russia.

Shaam News Network reported that “Russian warplanes carried out raids on the village of Al Nu’man leading to the fall of several martyrs and wounded.” And at 0’13” in a video by Halab Today, the channel allege that 12 unidentified people died in Russian raids on the village. Alsouria.net also put the death toll at 12 including children.

SyriaPC too said that Russia was responsible, and that the death toll – which it initially put at 12 – was likely to rise as many people were still under the rubble. According to Ara News, as many as 15 non-combatants were killed.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 15
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • News bulletin reporting on the alleged Russian raid in the village of al Nu’man. (via, Halab News)

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
    12 – 15
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]