Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS916

Incident date

June 18, 2016

Location

حريتان, Al Harameis, 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

Three or four children died following airstrikes on Al Harmeis, Hraitan city, Aleppo governorate. There are contradictions in the sources obtained as some alleged that the regime was responsible; moreover, a significant number of reports did not apportion blame.

Later reports said the death toll rose to four children, while Syrian Press Center alleged eight wounded in addition to those killed – it cited Russia as the culprit.

“Assad’s helicopters” and  “explosive barrel bombs” were cited by local sources, including Nabd. The Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed missiles from regime warplanes.

A total of five sources held Moscow responsible for the attack.

A number of other sources did not identify a culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Omer Bilal Amour Suliman  Child male killed
  • Fatima Mohammad Nabhan Child female killed
  • Iman Hosain Omer Child female killed
  • Bilal Suleiman Child killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (3–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Russian strikes on Hraitan city (via Syrianpc)
  • Civilians flee following alleged barrel bomb attack (via Nabd 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 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
    3 – 4
  • (3–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]