Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS998

Incident date

July 12, 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

One civilian died and others were wounded in an airstrike on Hraitan, local sources reported – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible.

Anadan Media Centre blamed Russia for the shelling, as didMasar Press, Shahba Press, Shebah News Agency, and several other local sources.

However, Hawra News pointed to the Syrian regime, reporting it shelled “Anadan, Hraytan, Hayan, Kafr Hamra, Mallah, Maarat Arteek, Babis, Kafr Naha, Urma Al Kubra, Ain Jara and killed seven civilians” in total.

A pro-regime news feed – SyriaWatanNews – tweeted: “Warplanes targeted the armed groups in Hraytan, killing one person and wounding others.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Scenes of suspected Russian bombing on Hraitan (Youtube by Qasioun)
  • Smoke rises across Hraitan, the effects of suspected Russian or Regime warplanes (Youtube by Anadan Media Center)
  • Local people survey the destruction in Hratian after alleged Russian or Regime planes attacked (via Syrianpc)
  • Smoke rises above Hraitan following suspected warplane shelling on the town (Tweet by @ShehabAgency)
  • Evidence of material destruction in Hraitan after suspected Russian shelling (via Step)

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
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]