Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS686

Incident date

February 26, 2016

Location

السلوم, Al Saloom, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2376881, 36.9403696 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that eight civilians from a single family – including three children and two women – died when Russian warplanes allegedly shelled residential homes in Al Saloom.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said “six people were killed in warplane shelling in Al-Saloom village – five were from one family including two women”. Other sources also put the death toll at eight, with the majority of sources blaming Russia for the incident. According to Shahed_alep as many as 15 civilians were wounded. Some sources, however, didn’t identify the “warplanes” responsible.

Syrian Human Rights Committee named the following victims “following raids on the town” (without saying who was responsible).

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 8
  • (3 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–15
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    An injured child receives medical treatment following an alleged Russian airstrike. (via, Syria Pulse)
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    An injured child following an alleged Russian airstrike. (via, Syria Pulse)

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
    6 – 8
  • (3 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–15
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]