Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS972

Incident date

July 5, 2016

Location

حيان, Hayan, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.32417, 37.05886 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One civilian died in an airstrike on Hayan, local media said – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

Naser Altamimi tweeted that “Russian and Syrian warplanes hit Hayan”, while the Shaam News Network said that “Russian warplanes and regime helicopters launched intense and violent raids on the towns of Anadan, Hraitan, Kafr Hamra, Hayan, al Mallah and Al Castillo road leading to the fall of civilian martyrs and wounded.”

According to Lyan Salem, “helicopters with explosive barrels targeted  armed groups”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Said Rahmo A’tro 20 years old male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • Smoke rises following alleged airstrikes (via syrianpc) [Photograph aligned with incident at Kafr Hamra two days previous, unclear whether it corresponds with this incident]
  • Warplane shelling with missiles allegedly caused by Russian aviation (Youtube via Hayan media)
  • Footage of the aftermath of alleged airstrikes on Hayan (Youtube via Hayan media)
  • A street in Hayan after alleged barrel bombs, missiles and gas cylinders struck the neighbourhood (via Step)
  • A parachute missile hits Hayan in an alleged Russian or Regime offensive (Tweet via @nasertamimi)
  • Warplane shelling over Hayan (Youtube via Thiqa)
  • The White Helmets put out the blaze on residential buildings in Hayan (Tweet via Marsad Soury Mowahad) [Page no longer available, accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Material destruction at Hayan (Tweet via Marsad Soury Mowahad) [Page no longer available, accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Extensive destruction to homes in Hayan following suspected Russian or Regime raids (Tweet via Marsad Soury Mowahad) [Page no longer available, accessed via Airwars archive]
  • The White Helmet's treat a victim of the suspected warplane and helicopter attacks on Hayan (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • A civilian is treated by The White Helmets following alleged attacks on Hayan (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • A civilian approached by the White Helmet rescue team after sustaining injury in alleged warplane raids (via Aleppo White Helmets)
  • The aftermath of alleged raids on Hayan (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • The White Helmets at the aftermath of alleged airstrikes on Hayan (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
  • Further material destruction on Hayan after alleged airstrikes (via Aleppo White Helmets) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]