Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS789

Incident date

May 3, 2016

Location

حريتان, Hraytan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.287032, 37.08332 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians died and between eight and ten were injured in airstrikes on Hraytan, according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

Activists told Shaam News Network that Russian warplanes targeted the city centre with vacuum missiles, killing two civilians and wounding 10 more, some of whom were left in a critical condition. Syrian Mirror also blamed Russia for the attack with vaccuum missiles and spoke of “a number of casualties” and more than 14 wounded.

However, two other sources blamed the regime. According to LCCSY, eight non-combatants were injured in an attack by “Assad’s warplanes”. The Syrian Network for Human Rights said “government” planes were responsible for at least two deaths.

Syria Mubashar and Thiqa newsagency named on Twitter the two men who died in the raids.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–15
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Al Jazeera tweets that two people are killed and other injured in alleged regime raids on Hraytan, northern Aleppo. 3rd May 2016
  • An activist tweets that allegedly Russian and regime planes target Hraytan, kiling 2 and injuring ten. 3rd May 2016 [via: @abul_bisher]
  • Shaam news tweets that there are dead and wounded in alleged Russian raids on Hraytan, 3rd May 2016.
  • SN4HR tweets that at least two people were killed in what it says were government [and allies] raids on Hraytan on 3rd May.
  • Syria Mubasher network tweets the names of the two men who were killed in Hraytan, 3rd May 2016
  • Thiqa news agency confirms the names of the two men killed in Hraytan, 3rd MAy 2016.
  • Halab Today tweets that two people were killed following air raids on Hraytan, 3rd May 2016
  • @BreakingNews9 tweets that dozens were killed following 'Russian and Assad' raids on Hraytan, 3rd May 2016
  • Syria Revolutionary Grouping tweets that two people were killed in air raids on Hraytan, 3rd May 2016.

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 not reported any strikes between May 1st – 31st.

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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8–15
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]