Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS919

Incident date

June 19, 2016

Location

الأبزيمو, Al Ibzimo, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1666667, 36.8666667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources reported the death of five children in Al Ibzimo town, Aleppo, though the highest number recorded dead is eight civilians in a article by futureTv news. Most sources blamed Russia, though there was also an allegations against the Assad regime.

Both the Syrian Network for Human Rights and Shaam News Network said Russia was responsible for the attacks.

SNN reported that activists in the area said that Russian warplanes were ‘targeting civilian houses’ using ‘cluster bombs which led to the martyrdom of five children from one family’. The source said that the victims’ bodies had been “transformed to shreds”.

The White Helmets posted photographs of the rescue operation including attempts to extinguish fires.

According to Blog.amin, the five victims were a “mother and her four children”. A number of other sources also referred to “children” or “siblings”.

Names of the victims were announced in a Halab TV Youtube video, the ages given on the video suggest that the five were in fact siblings rather than mother and children.

A Tweet by ShehabAgency reported the use of phosphorous bombs.

While the majority of sources attributed the event to Russia, or didn’t identify the culprit, Jisrtv alleged that the regime was to blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Tahani Ahmad Khaloussi 18 years old killed
  • Fatima Ahmad Khaloussi 15 years old female killed
  • Wissal Khaloussi 14 years old killed
  • Alaa Khaloussi 6 years old killed
  • Jana Khaloussi 5 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 8
  • (5–7 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • Rescue operation at Al Ibzimo (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • White Helmets put out blaze following air raids (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • White Helmets put out fires after air raids on Al Ibzimo (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • White Helmets put out blaze at Al Ibzimo (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • Names of children alleged killed listed @ 1’33” (Youtube via Halab Tv Today)
  • A body is carried through the destruction on Al Ibizmo following suspected Russian raids - image also published on incident at Kherbat al Emeqeya June 25th , therefore uncertain of legitimacy (via SN4HR)
  • Aftermath of raids on Al Ibzimo (via Jisrtv)
  • "killed six children from one family by the bombing of Russian warplanes town Al Ibzimo Bgartin strikes with cluster bombs have turned their bodies to pieces, in addition to a large destruction and fires in the houses of civilians and their property" (via Baladi)
  • "The martyrs and the wounded due to the bombing of the Regime for the village of Al Ibzimo countryside Aleppo" (Youtube by Jisrtv)

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
    5 – 8
  • (5–7 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]