Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS710

Incident date

March 6, 2016

Location

بزاعا, Bza'a village, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.3832266, 37.5689584 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to four non-combatants died in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Bza’a, according to local sources. SY_Post said Russian warplanes conducted three raids on the village.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud al-Satouf Adult male Named by VDC as killed in an alleged Russian strike, though it didn’t specify where in Aleppo they died killed
  • Kareem al-Hosain al-Abdullah Adult male Named by VDC as killed in an alleged Russian strike, though it didn’t specify where in Aleppo they died. This victim is also named by HNN as killed in Shahnasa village on March 6th killed
  • Afaf Kareem al-Khalaf Adult female Named by VDC as killed in an alleged Russian strike, though it didn’t specify where in Aleppo they died killed
  • Afar Zakaria al-Khala Adult male Named by VDC as killed in an alleged Russian strike, though it didn’t specify where in Aleppo they died killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 woman1–3 men)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the strikes targeting Bza'a (via Syria News Desk).

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 woman1–3 men)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]