Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS934

Incident date

June 24, 2016

Location

أورم الكبرى, Urma al Kubra, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1475457, 36.9448239 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

According to a range of local media reports, between two and six civilians including up to two children and three women were killed and up to 45 civilians were injured in an airstrike on Urma al Kubra. There are conflicting statements as to whether the airstrike was conducted by the Syrian or the Russian regime.

Al-Araby reported that the Syrian regime was responsible airstrike, while Baladi, @BigSyrianRevolution, Al-majhr and Syrian News claimed that it was Russian.

Besides from the death of the non-combatants, al-Majhr News report that the airstrike “killed the military commander of the movement of Nur al-Din Al-Zanki, Colonel Mohammed Naimi, and killed the commander of a brigade supporters, Juma Ghazal, and the commander Ansar brigade, Omar Ahmad Barakat”.

The number of civilians reported injured varied, but many of the sources (such as Al-araby, Thiq News, Shabab News) reported that “dozens” were injured. However, Step News Agency said the number of wounded civilians mounted up to 45.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Aziz Barakat 55 years old male killed
  • Jumaa Ghazal 15 years old male (uncertainty over his combat status as al-Majhr News refers to him as combatant) killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (2 children3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–45
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Urma al Kubra, June 24th (via Jisrtv)
  • @1’32” Jumaa Ghazal 15 years old (Youtube by Halab Tv Today)
  • "warplanes targeted the town of Urma al Kubra and Kafr Jom with barrel bombs and cluster bombs which led to five martyrs - 2 children and three women" (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • Smoke rises following warplane attacks on Urma Al Kubra (via Aleppo White Helmets)
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    "civil defence work on moving the injured following the raids on Urma al Kubra" (via Aleppo White Helmets)
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    "civil defence work on moving the injured following the raids on Urma al Kubra" (via Aleppo White Helmets)

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
  • (2 children3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–45
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]