Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS870

Incident date

June 7, 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

Local sources said that two civilians died in an airstrike on Hraytan – though reports are conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

The White Helmets published a video and image of them extinguishing a fire in a “civilian car” which they said had been caused by “helicopters firing barrel bombs” – suggesting that this was an attack by the regime.

However, subsequent posts by the White Helmets spoke of “raids using vacuum missiles” and “Russian raids“, indicating that this may have been the work of the regime and Russia.

Other sources pointed towards Russia, with Syria_24s saying that Moscow launched 13 raids with cluster bombs.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the regime, and said that two non-combatants were killed. According to Damas_time: “the Syrian Air Force targeted armed groups in Handarat and Haritan and the perimeter of the military school.”

Two victims were named – as killed by Russian cluster bombs – by the Violations Documentation Center.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdelgani Hasan al-Bayaa Adult male killed
  • Abdelaziz Jaklan Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • A team of rescuers at the aftermath of an alleged barrel bomb attack on Hrayatan (Youtube by Madinet Haritan)
  • "Baghdad street was hit by missiles in Haritan on the second day of Ramadan" (Youtube by Anadan Media Center)
  • "Destruction of stores and residential buildings in Baghdad street in Haritan" (Youtube by Qasioun News Agency)
  • "More than a 1000 Russian raids targeted Kafr Hamra, Anadan, Haritan, Hayan, Ma’aret Al-Arteeq, Qabir Al-ingleezi in an hour" (Tweet by @ZakariaNassani)
  • A car burns on Baghdad Street in Hrayatan after alleged barrel bomb attack (Tweet via Thiqa News Agency)
  • "Martyrdom of Abdul-Aziz Jaqlan and many others were wounded in cluster bomb shellings in Haritan" (Tweet by HalabTodayTV)
  • "civil defence putting out a fire in a civilian car following helicopters firing barrel bombs on the town of Hraitan in the northern Aleppo countryside" (via White Helmets Facebook)
  • "civil defence team move a martyr killed following the air raids using vacuum missiles on the town of Hraitan in the northern Aleppo countryside" (via White Helmets Facebook)
  • "removing the rubble and opening the roads following the russian raids on Hraitan" (via The White Helmets Facebook)

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 June 1st – 31st 2016.

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
    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 (32) [ collapse]