Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS943

Incident date

June 26, 2016

Location

المهدوم, Mahdum, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.1012669, 37.8789711 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Seven civilians including up to four children died in an alleged Russian airstrike on the city of Mahdoum, according to local media.

The majority of sources reported the deaths of children and women.

According to Aleppo24, “4 children and 3 women were killed and others injured in an air raid thought to be Russian that targeted the old police building and the school in al Mahdoum Manbij countryside”.

Flash Network tweeted that the air raid “targeted the old police building in al Mahdoum”, while according to  Qasioun News the raid “targeted a school inhabited by displaced people”.

Both Halab News and Aleppo24 blamed Russia while the other sources did not identify the responsible party.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (4 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "1’46” Al Mahdoum: 7 unidentified victims including 4 children in raids on the village" (Youtube by Halab Today TV)

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
    7
  • (4 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]