Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS693

Incident date

February 28, 2016

Location

جمعية الهادي, Jamiyat al Hadi, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2319159, 37.0082188 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to 13 civilians including three or four children died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Jamiyat al Hadi and Babis, according to multiple local sources.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said seven civilians including three women and four children were killed in an aerial bombardment, adding that there were reports of five others also dying – though did not say who carried out the attack.

But the Shaam News Network reported that Russia was responsible and put the death toll higher, at 12. The Syrian Network for Human Rights also blamed Russia, reporting that warplanes shelled a “residential compound in Babis town which killed 12 individuals including 3 children and 2 women“.

According to Hara News, in addition to the 12 killed, 20 were wounded. Radio Al Kul put the death toll at ten. According to Baladi, Russia targeted al Hadi with vacuum missiles, killing 12 civilians and injuring more than 15. Allser7 put the number killed even higher, at 13 – in eight alleged Russian strikes, while other sources claimed that Russian had breached a ceasefire.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Fatima Sukkari 4 years old female named by Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Rahima Sukkari 7 months years old named by Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Rama Sukkari 19 years old named by Syrian Human Rights Committee killed

Family members (3)

  • The wife of Mohammad Najjar Adult female named by Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • The daughterof Mohammad Najjar Age unknown female named by Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • The daughterof Mohammad Najjar Age unknown female named by Syrian Human Rights Committee killed
  • Sharifa Nasser 23 years old named by Syrian Human Rights Committee killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 13
  • (4 children2–4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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]

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
    7 – 13
  • (4 children2–4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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]