Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS809

Incident date

May 27, 2016

Location

حريتان, Hraytan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between nine and 13 civilians including four children were reported killed  – and 20-24 others were wounded – in an alleged Russian airstrike on the Al-Thar’ra bakery in Hraytan, according to local sources.

Among the victims were personnel and customers of the bakery, including four children. The strike also hit several cars that were parked nearby, said Al Araby news.

Shaam News Network initially said that “an aerial bombardment by Russian warplanes” struck the bakery at a time when families were there purchasing their bread. It described it as a “horrific massacre” leaving dozens dead and wounded. Activists told the network that “more than nine civilians were killed, including the furnace workers” as the bakery’s oven was directly targeted. However, there was some confusion in Shaam’s reporting as it later appeared to blame the regime. In a video the reporter says: “We are now in the bakery at Hraitan that was bombed by Assad’s forces. You can see the extent of the damage. Ten martyrs were killed as a result of the bombing. All of them were civilians who had come to get their bread”. The next man speaking says that “Russian planes targeted the city with several missiles, two of them hit the only bakery serving the town. Ten people were killed and more than twenty injured.”

Initial posts by the Syrian Network for Human Rights said this was a regime attack. But in a later report, it went on to allege that Russia was responsible and put the death toll at 11, including a child. Alamawi also reported the death of a young girl (see photo) and a man. Hraitan City also attributed the incident to Russia, publishing footage of the aftermath of the strikes, which included images of remnants of cluster bombs.

According to the White Helmets, 10 people died and many more were wounded after a “warplane” launched a raid on the bakery – though they did not identify the plane. They also published a video of members of their team removing unexploded cluster bombs.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said: “Warplanes bombarded the al-Shahba oven area in Hretan, killing 7 civilians and wounded others in addition to damaging civilian property.”

LCCSY did not say who was responsible but named eight victims.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee put the death toll at 12 at least, listed the same victims, and added the name of Aboud Suleiman. Orient News said 13 were killed.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Muhammad Ahmad Ghazi Age unknown male From Hraytan killed
  • Abdullah Alloush Age unknown male From Hraytan killed
  • Walid Bash Age unknown male From Hraytan killed
  • ‪Tareq Haji Age unknown male From Bianoun killed
  • Ahmad Haji Age unknown male From Bianoun killed
  • Ramez Amay Age unknown male From Bianoun killed
  • Firas Muhammad Ali Age unknown male From Anadan killed
  • Ayman Muhammad Kayali Age unknown male From Aleppo city killed
  • Aboud Suleiman Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 11
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (42) [ collapse]

Media
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  • The White Helmets attend the scene of a strike in Hraytan, May 27th (via White Helmets)
  • GRAPHIC: Two victims of a deadly strike on a bakery in Hraytan (via the Syrian Human Rights Committee)
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    video (via SNN) of the aftermath of the strike
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    Video (via Al-Jazeera Arabic) of regime strikes in Hraytan.
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    Photo of a victim in an airstrike in Hraytan (via Al-itihad news)
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    photo of a victim in the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Al-Itihad Press)
  • photo of the bombs in Hraytan (via Al-Itihad Press)
  • photo of the aftermath of strike in Hraytan (via Al-Itihad Press)
  • photo of victims in the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Al-Itihad Press)
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    photo of a victim in the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Al-Itihad Press)
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    photo of a victim in the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Al-Itihad Press)
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    photo of a victim in the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Al-Itihad Press)
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    photo of a victim in the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Al-Itihad Press)
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    photo of a victim in the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Al-Itihad Press)
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    photo of a victim in the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via SHRC)
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    photo of a victim in the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via SHRC)
  • photo of the aftermath of an alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via SN4HR)
  • photo of the aftermath of the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Shihab Agency)
  • photo of the aftermath of the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Shihab Agency)
  • photo of the aftermath of the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Shihab Agency)
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    photo of a vcictim of the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Al-Amawi )
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    photo of a victim of the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Al-Amawi)
  • photo of the aftermath of the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Al- Jazeera news)
  • photo of the aftermath of the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Syrian News Desk)
  • photo of the aftermath of the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via orient news)
  • photo of the aftermath of the alleged airstrike in Hraytan (via Nabd news)
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    Image of a child wounded in government warplanes missiles fired on Hraitan city in Aleppo governorate, May 27. (via SN4HR)
  • Ten people killed and many wounded after warplane launched an air raid targeting the bakery of the town of Hraitan a short while ago. (via Aleppo Civil Defence)

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
    9 – 11
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (42) [ collapse]