Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS687

Incident date

February 26, 2016

Location

معارة الأرتيق, Maarat Artik, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2478829, 37.0547175 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians including two children died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Maarat Artik, according to local sources.

Multiple reports blamed Russia: Akhbar Alaan put the death toll at three including one child with four more civilians injured. AMC said that as many as five non-combatants perished. According to Syrian Press Centre, “Russian warplanes launched several air raids since Friday morning in the town of Maarath Alortiq in the countryside north of Aleppo which led to the death of one person and the injury of others, some in critical condition.”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • The alleged Russian warplane in the skies moments before it dropped raids on Maarat Al Arteek. (via, Step 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
    2 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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]