Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS709

Incident date

March 6, 2016

Location

فيحان, Faihan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.2000000, 37.6000000 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Province/governorate

Airwars assessment

Between eight and 17 civilians died in a strike on Faihan according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that four non-combatants including two children from the same family died when suspected Russian warplanes fired missiles on the village of Faihan in Aleppo governorate. Baladi put the death toll at 17 with 20 injured, and also blamed Russia.

Other sources, including Step news Agency, said that eight died due to “shelling with cluster bombs”, but didn’t identify the culprit.

But Syria2011 reported that “regime warplanes carried out shelling in Fihan, Shahnasa, Fikha and Um Kharza near Deir Hafer”. Fresh Syria also attributed the incident to the regime, reporting that “eight civilians died and a number were wounded as a result of  cluster bombs fired by the Assad regime forces targeting Faihan village.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 17
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Victim of the strikes targeting Faihan village (Via Baladi 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 for March 1st to March 30th.

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
    8 – 17
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]