Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS927

Incident date

June 22, 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 to four civilians died including, two children following alleged Russian raids on Hraitan, Aleppo governorate, according to local sources. The source, Orient, reported strikes caused significant material damage and “huge fires” in the town, resulting in several others wounded. @ALAMAWI’s report differed from most, it alleged one man dead, and one woman and a child injured; the source referred to the use of “heavy machine guns” and “military aviation” on Hraitan, suggesting that the deaths may have been caused by a party other than Russia.

All other sources alleged Russia responsible, furthermore, the majority or reports referred to the use of phosphorus, a weapon illegal under International law.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 children0–1 women1 man)
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets help people out of the rubble following alleged Russian air strikes on Hraitan, June 22nd (via syrianpc)
  • List of martyrs, two named victims at 0'40" (Youtube by Halab Tv Today)
  • Aftermath of bombardment on Hraitan (via Kurdistan24)
  • Phosphorous raids on Hraitan, Aleppo (via Thiqa News Agency)
  • Phosphorous raids on Hraitan, Aleppo (via 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.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 children0–1 women1 man)
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (17) [ collapse]