Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS979

Incident date

July 9, 2016

Location

حريتان, Assiya (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

Four members of the Civil Defence Service were killed while traveling from Anadan to rescue civilians in Assiya, according to sources on the ground. The Step News Agency said that the Civil Defence team were specifically targeted with a missile.

Al Jazeera claimed that it was the Syrian regime who were shelling various areas of Aleppo on July 9th. LCCSY, however, reported that Russian warplanes had shelled the area. Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the “missiles fired on Assiya near Hraitan.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Omar Ali Hasshoum Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammed Hammoudeh Age unknown male killed
  • Adnan Hawa Age unknown male killed
  • Anas Sawa Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Footage of extensive warplane shelling in Assiya (Youtube by Thiqa)
  • The media activist, Ahmad Ahmad was wounded in Assiya, due to suspected warplane shelling (Tweet by @mahmoodtalha22)
  • Smoke rises above Assiya following alleged warplane shelling (via Aljazeera)

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
    4
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–8
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]