Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS946

Incident date

June 27, 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

Local media reported that an alleged Russian strike on an aid store house in Urma al-Kubra killed one woman and wounded up to 12 other civilians.

According to sources on the ground, the targeted building belonged the aid organisation “Big Heart”. Step News Agency said that “one of the refineries and a fuel oil plant plastic” was also struck.

Smart News Agency described how Fires broke out in the main warehouse, killing one civilian and wounding others, as a result of cluster rocket strikes by Russian warplanes”.

Twelve sources attributed the event to Russia, among these were LCCSY, Syrian Press Center, Halab Today, al-Amawi and Jsirttv.

Additionally, the use of cluster bombs was reported by several sources such as Aleppo White Helmets, Halab News, Aldifa3almadan, Syrian Press Center, Smart News Agency, SRG-Syria and Radio al-kul.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Warplanes target the town of Urma al Kubra with cluster bombs which injured three people and an Aid store house was burnt. The civil defence team tended to the injured and put the fires out" (Youtube by The 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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–12
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]