Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS807

Incident date

May 27, 2016

Location

أورم الكبرى, Orm al Kubra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1475457, 36.9448239 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between three and six civilians, including an elderly man, two children and three women, died in an alleged Russian strike on the town on Orm al Kubra, according to multiple local sources.

The White Helmets reported five raids in which “warplanes” (they didn’t identify them) threw “parachutes carrying cluster bombs”, which killed “an old man” and three women, as well as injuring two children, “who were transported to Bab al Hawa hospital for treatment.”

However, there were five separate raids in the Aleppo region as part of this offensive according to multiple sources, which has led to some confusion.  For instance, Alaraby News cited an activist, Muhannad-old, who said that an airstrike was conducted by the Syrian regime on a residential building that resulted in the deaths of two children and three more wounded from one family. The majority of other sources however, including Syria News and Nabd Syria News have cited Russian warplanes as the perpetrators.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights also blamed Russia and put the death toll at three civilians including two girls.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 6
  • (2 children3 women)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Destruction caused by alleged Russian airstrikes and/or regime shelling in Urma Al Kubra May 27th 2016 (via Nabd Syria News)
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    Children are treated by members of the White Helmets following raids on Orm al Kubra, May 27th (via White Helmets)
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    Warplanes throw parachutes carrying cluster bomb on the town of Orm al Kubra - the first seen of this kind - leading to the deaths of 3 women and the injury of a man. The bomb has been removed and the area secured. 27/5/2016
  • aftermath of the strike

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
    3 – 6
  • (2 children3 women)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]