Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS892

Incident date

June 11, 2016

Location

قباسين, Qabasin, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.43304, 37.5671053 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between six and ten civilians died and dozens more were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Qabasin, according to local media.

According to the Shaam News Network, “Activists said Russian warplanes targeted a popular market crowded with civilians in the city of Qabasin, north of Al Bab city in the eastern Aleppo countryside, leaving six dead and dozens wounded – at an initial count. There was also widespread damage to the marketplace and public property.”

Qasioun, also blaming Russia, put the death toll at eight and then at six.

Alaraby added more detail, reporting that the six people killed – again, at the hands of Moscow – were from the same family

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also put the death toll at six but didn’t say who was responsible.

Similarly, @AlMaghribToday didn’t identify the culprit, but said that as many as ten non-combatants died.

Other reports said that dozens of civilians were still trapped under the rubble.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]