Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS815

Incident date

May 29, 2016

Location

تل الضمان‬, Tal al Daman, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

35.810278, 37.252222 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

Between six and ten civilians including one child and two women died – and 20 more people were injured – in an alleged Russian airstrike on a popular market in Tal al Daman according to local sources.

Activists told the Shaam News Network that Russian warplanes used cluster bombs to strike the market. It put the death toll at a minimum of 10 civilians.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights initially attributed the incident to the regime, putting the death toll at six, including a child and two women. The same was reported by Ara News. However, in a subsequent report, the SNHR changed its position and alleged that Russia was responsible, reporting that one of the strikes targeted a fuel store, killing six civilians including one child and a woman. Syria Newsdesk also blamed Russia, and said that seven people died including a child, and that 15 were wounded.

According to the White Helmets (who didn’t identify the warplanes responsible), there were more than 17 strikes on Tal al Daman “with vacuum missiles and cluster bombs which led to the deaths of ten people and the injury of 17 others.” They added that they’d managed to rescue five people from under the rubble, but while doing so their team was targeted with one further strike.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17–20
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of a strike on Tal al Daman, May 29th (via White Helmets)
  • Aftermath of the airstrike (via Shahed_Ayan 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 not reported any strikes between May 1st – 31st

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17–20
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]