Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS880

Incident date

June 9, 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

Two or three civilians including one child were killed in an airstrike on Hraytan, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that “suspected Russian warplanes” had fired missiles on the city, leading to two deaths.

A graphic video (‘scenes from the Russian raids on Hraytan, 9/6/2016’) was published by the White Helmets showing a charred body hanging from a vehicle and another casualty being placed on a stretcher.

But Ara and LCCSY blamed the regime, putting the death toll at three.

Baladi reported that a child died and other non-combatants were injured when a helicopter dropped barrel bombs, though it didn’t identify the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • Hamida Bu-shnaq 4 months years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets rescue civilians from the destruction at Hraytan following alleged Russian warplane attacks (Youtube by Aleppo White Helmets)
  • "The first moments of the attack on Hraytan" (Youtube by Hraytan city)

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 – 3
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]