Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS966

Incident date

July 2, 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

Continuous heavy shelling by warplanes was reported to have killed seven civilians including an entire family of four in Hraytan.

Other than Syrian News, who claimed there were both Russian and Syrian regime planes, all other sources have reported Russia the sole culprit.

Syrian News reported that the neighbourhood Al-Haramis was shelled and Hraytan alleged the neighbourhood of Al-Baladiya was destroyed.

Multiple sources named victims including LCCSY and Halab News Network 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Ibrahim Omar al Hilou 43 years old male killed
  • Shahad Ahmad al Hilou 15 years old killed
  • Mohamamd Ahmad al Hilou 11 years old male killed
  • Rajab Mahmoud Omar al Hilou 43 years old killed
  • Abdul Mu’ti Mohammad Ali Adult male reportedly a high school teacher killed
  • Hasnaa Haj Mohammad 32 years old killed
  • Hajer Ahmad Koussa Child female killed
  • Name unknown Age unknown

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • A video showing destruction in Hraytan following alleged airstrikes (Youtube by Hraytan)
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    A civilian child is placed in a body bag, a victim of alleged airstrikes on Hraytan (Tweet by @Alamawi)
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    A wounded toddler in Hraytan, struck by alleged Russian warplanes (via @Marai_halabi) [Tweet no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
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    A civilian baby with a wound to the head after alleged Russian strikes on Hraytan (Tweet by @Marai_halabi) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
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    A very young civilian distressed and covered in blood following alleged Russian strikes on Hraytan (Tweet by @Marai_halabi) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • The White Helmets bury the victims of alleged attacks on Hraytan (via Aleppo White Helmets)
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    A civilian male killed in suspected raids on Hraytan (via Aleppo White Helmets)
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    A civilian child placed into a body bag, following alleged aerial bombardment (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 July 1st – 14th 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
    7
  • (3 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (28) [ collapse]