Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS893

Incident date

June 11, 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

Up to six civilians including a member of the White Helmets and a child died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Hraytan, according to local sources.

LCCSY said that four non-combatants were killed in a Russian raid.

@azazmedia2011 was among sources who said that Russia used phosphorous bombs.

The Shaam News Network also put the death toll at four and blamed Russia.

Activists informed SNN that the planes targeted civilian homes.

According to the White Helmets, a member of their team, “died after entering a coma that lasted around 20 days” following a raid by “warplanes” – though they didn’t identify the planes.

Additionally, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the death of a member of the White Helmets, but it didn’t name him.

SO4HR said in an earlier report that “four militants” did in a raid on Hraytan, but it didn’t name the culprit. Another report said that regime shelling had killed “four fighters from the al-Sham Islamic Freedom movement”.

Other sources didn’t identify the warplanes responsible or reported that raids were carried out by both Russian and regime aircraft.

@Jamshidzal690 named a ten-year-old girl victim following the attack.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • Fares Mohammad Ali Adult male A member of the White Helmets. killed

Family members (1)

  • Ahlam Hayek 10 years years old female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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 (53) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Fares Mohammad Ali died in an airstrike on Hraytan, June 11th (via White Helmets)
  • "Fares Mohammad Ali, born in 1982, from Hraitan city, member of Civil Defense center in Hraitan city in Aleppo governorate, died due to his wounds from suspected Russain warplanes missiles fired on Hraitan city earlier, July 3" (via SN4HR)
  • "The first moments of the missile strikes that carry bombs Vosforahaly cities Anadan and Hraytan in the countryside north of Aleppo" (Youtube by Thiqa News Agency)

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 – 6
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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 (53) [ collapse]