Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS692

Incident date

February 28, 2016

Location

قبتان الجبل, Qabtan al Jabal, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2642414, 36.9490814 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One male civilian, named by the Violations Documentation Centre as 40-year-old Qasem Mahmoud Samoa, died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Qabtan al Jabal according to local sources.

Activists told the Shaam News Network there were “several air raids on the towns of Anadan, Kafr Hamra, Hraytan and Ma’arat al Arteek in the northern countryside and on the towns of Qabtan al Jabal and Dara Aza western countryside with the continuation of raids that resulted in the fall of one martyr and a number of wounded in Qabtan al Jabal” – though they did not say who carried out the attacks.

Likewise, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published images showing destruction caused by “shelling by warplanes on Qebtan al-Jabal”, but did not clarify who the warplanes belonged to.

Other sources also named the victim and blamed Russia, with the Syrian Network for Human Rights publishing  a video in which an eye witness claims that Russia carried out three strikes on the village.

However, Qubtan Al Jabal media office reported that the regime was responsible. A witness in its video says this was a civilian area. Footage also shows a bike, and that its owner was killed in an airstrike. A number of other sources referred to the raids but didn’t identify the warplanes responsible.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Destruction in Qabtan al Jabal following raids on February 28th 2016. (via SO4HR)
  • A man reports on the alleged Russian Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, SN4HR)
  • A man reports on the alleged Russian Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, Qubtan Al Jabal Media Office)
  • A man reports on the alleged Russian Russian and Syrian Regime raids. (via, Qasioun)
  • Destruction following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Taha-Helo)
  • Destruction in Qabtan al Jabal following raids on February 28th 2016. (via SO4HR)

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.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (19) [ collapse]