Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS930

Incident date

June 23, 2016

Location

معارة الارتيق, Maarat al Arteek, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.247681, 37.053483 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that six civilians died following alleged Russian airstrikes on Maarat al Artik, Aleppo.

Activists told Shaam News Network, “swarms of Russian aircraft did not leave the atmosphere of the city of Aleppo during the night hours. There were more than 200 air raids carried out by seven warplanes simultaneously targeting Anadan and Hraytan and the towns of Hayan and Kafr Hamra and Yaqid al Adas and Maarat al Arteek (6 martyrs) and Kafr Bisin and the Mallah The camp Hndarat and Asia north of the city”.

According Orient, Moscow struck the area with phosphorous, a chemical weapon illegal under International law.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A reported Russian strike on Maarat al Artik, June 23rd (via Shahed-ayan)

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
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]