Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1741

Incident date

December 5, 2016

Location

تفتناز , Taftanaz, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.9976603, 36.7856598 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that one or two civilians died in an alleged Russian airstrike with phosphorus and cluster bombs on Taftanaz.

The Shaam News Network said that one civilian died, however, Shade2taftanaz reported the death of two women.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • 'Russian enemy sends death by phosphorus bombs internationally banned to the town of Tufnaz, rural Idlib'
  • Fires following a strike on Taftanaz, Dec 5th.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Taftanaz (تفتناز), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.9976603, 36.7856598. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between December 1st – 31st 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1721

Incident date

November 29, 2016

Location

خان شيخون, Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.44208, 36.65095 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Three civilians from one family – a man, his wife and his son – died and two other children from the family were wounded in an airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, according to soirces on the ground.

Egypt Today: “On Monday, at least eight raids were carried out on areas in the town of Khan Sheikhan in the southern Idlib countryside, killing a man and his wife and wounding other children”.

Ammar khattab posted on Facebook that hi\s brother “Yamin and his wife Ola Alaa Al-Rajab and his son Ahmad” had died and that “his sons Nur al-Din and Zina” were wounded.

Samrabohazem published graphic photos of the deceased children.

While most sources blamed Russia, Rozana FM reported that the regime had also carried out strikes “on several areas of the town of Idlib, including the neighborhoods of Khan Sheikun”.

The incident occured at approximately 12:00 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Yamin Adult male killed
  • Ola Alaa Al-Rajab Adult female Wife of Yamin killed
  • Ahmad Child male Son of Yamin killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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 Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 'The warplanes targeted the towns of Khan_shikhun, Ma'ara Horma and Ma'arrah al-Nu'man in the countryside of Idlib, resulting in 10 civilians being killed and others injured. Tuesday, November 29.'
  • Yamin, killed alongside his wife and child in an airstrike on Khan Sheikhoun, Nov 29th 2016 (via Ammar khattab on Facebook)
  • Another image of Yamin, published by his brother Ammar khattab on Facebook.
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    The body of a child, killed in a strike on Khan Sheikhoun, Nov 29th 2016 (via Samrabohazem)
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    Another child , wounded in the Nov 29th Khan Sheikhoun strike (via Samrabohazem)
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    Another child , killed or wounded in the Nov 29th Khan Sheikhoun strike (via Samrabohazem)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Khan Sheikhoun (خان شيخون), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.44208, 36.65095. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • 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 Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1689

Incident date

November 25, 2016

Location

ترمانين, Tarminin, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.218931, 36.816334 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between two and five civilians, including two children, were killed and at least 10 other civilians were injured in four airstrikes launched against the town of Tarminin in the northern countryside of Idlib. Both those that were killed and injured included patients and members of the medical staff at the hospital.

According to multiple sources, including Enad Baladi and Step News Agency, the airstrikes struck an obstetrics and children’s hospital, which resulted in physical damage to the building and suspension of service to patients.

The airstrikes also struck a nearby residential area, causing damage to civilian homes. Both Russian and regime officials have claimed that they have not struck medical facilities with airstrikes.

The majority of local sources, including Syrian Network for Human Rights and Idlib Media Center, allege that Russian planes were responsible for the airstrikes. However, SPC identified that both Russian and regime airstrikes were carried out against the town of Tarminin.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike target
    Hospital
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Aerial bombardment of the town of Tarminin in Idlib
  • Russian occupation planes target the children and women’s hospital in Termanin northern Idlib
  • Russian occupation planes target the children and women’s hospital in Termanin northern Idlib

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a women’s and children’s hospital, within the town of Tarminin (ترمانين), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.218931, 36.816334. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike target
    Hospital
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1671

Incident date

November 23, 2016

Location

‏خان شيخون‬, Khan Shikhoun, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.440813, 36.6493607 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources reported that aerial bombardment in the city of Khan Sheikun, Idlib killed at least three civilians, including two to three children, and wounded up to seven more – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

Sources including the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Idlib News and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at four, hereof three of them being children.

Meanwhile, Syria News Desk reported only two out the four victims were children, adding that another five were left wounded. Smart News’ correspondent  put the death toll at three, one man and two children, adding that four more were wounded.

HomamalHassan reported the highest number of injured, putting the number at seven.

Two sources, SN4HR and The_Syrian1 named four of the victims, including two children.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the strikes were carried out by the Syrian regime or Russia. Five sources, SN4HR, Syria News Desk, Smart News, Jesrnews and Barq_News, attributed the incident to the Syrian regime while just three sources pointed to Russia. These were LCCSY, Spm-Syria and The_Syrian1. Finally, several sources did not identify a culprit, but merely referred to “aerial bombardment.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Khaled Abdel Aziz Diop Age unknown male killed
  • Abdul Aziz Ali Diop Child male killed
  • Mohammed Ali Diop Child male killed
  • Abdullah Jihad Rahmoun Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the contested shelling of Khain Sheikhun (via Syria News Desk)
  • Footage of the aftermath of the contested shelling of Khain Sheikhun (via Syria News
  • The two childre, Abdul Aziz and Mohammed Diop, were reportedly killed by the contested airstrikes targeting Khan Sheikhoun November 23 (via SN4HR)
  • Photo showing a child injured by the contested airstrikes in the city of Khan Sheikhan, Idlib southern province, on November 23 (via SN4HR)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Khan Shikhoun (‏خان شيخون‬), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.440813, 36.6493607. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1550

Incident date

November 9, 2016

Location

الجانودية, Al Janoudia, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.8839, 36.291466 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between one to three civilians were killed and at least three others were injured in airstrikes launched against the town of Al Janoudia in western Jisr Al Shoughour.

According to local sources, including Step News Agency and @SMARTNewsAgency, Russian warplanes were responsible for the series of airstrikes on the town.

An image of the alleged victim Ahmed Hab Al-Rumman was posted on a Facebook page for marytrs and missing of Jisr al-Shughur.

Other than reports which described the raid as “heavy shelling”, there are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed Hab Al-Rumman Adult male named by @jesrNEWS killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Ahmed Hab Al-Rumman, killed in an alleged Russian raid on Al Janoudia, 9th November 2016. (via Martyrs and Missing of jisr alShugur)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Al Janoudia(الجانودية), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.8839, 36.291466. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones”.16.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1543

Incident date

November 8, 2016

Location

معرة مصرين , Maarat Misrin, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.012172, 36.6730499 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One woman died and several other civilians were wounded in an airstrike on Maarat Misrin, according to sources on the ground – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

Most sources attributed the civilian harm to Russia.

However, Zamanalwasl was one of several sources that pointed to the regime, reporting that “in Maarat Misrin, one woman was killed and others injured by cluster bombs that had already been dropped by the regime’s planes”.

According to the Shaam News Network, “Assad and Russian warplanes launched more than 24 air strike in the cities and towns of the province today [Nov 8th[, including more than 13 raids with cluster bombs, and two raids using phosphorus incendiary and napalm bombs, which are internationally forbidden. This resulted in a martyr in Maarrat Misrin”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Maarat Misrin (معرة مصرين), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.012172, 36.6730499. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia reported: “Since November 8, 2016,the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones”.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1535

Incident date

November 6, 2016

Location

بنش, Binnish, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.958429, 36.711587 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between one and two children died and up to 14 more civilians were wounded in airstrikes launched against Binnish town in Idlib, according to multiple sources on the ground. However, one source, Step News, reported that there were no civilian casualties in this incident.

The airstrikes reportedly struck a neighborhood of civilian homes. Both cluster and phosphorous bombs were reportedly used. Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the airstrikes but the majority of sources attributed blame to Russian forces.

Syrianpc and @ShahbaPress were among those to identify Russian warplanes as the source of the airstrikes. However, according to Local Coordination Committee Syria, Syrian, regime warplanes were to blame for the bombings.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • (0–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–14
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Binnish (بنش), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.958429, 36.711587. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • (0–2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–14
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS1534

Incident date

November 6, 2016

Location

الدانا, Al Dana, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.218763, 36.768638 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between five and forty civilians, including at least one woman, one child and one adult male, were killed and up to forty were wounded in airstrikes launched against Al Dana town in Idlib.

Most sources only reported preliminary counts of casualties and many expected that the number was higher due to many civilians still stuck under the rubble. Most allegations reported that twelve or thirteen people had been killed, however Alsouria put the death toll much higher at forty.

According to the Local Coordination Committee Syria, the area struck included civilian neighborhoods, a popular market, and a school.

Images and videos posted by various news sources show the aftermath of the airstrikes, which caused buildings to crumble to the ground and covered surrounding areas and people with a layer of dust.

There was not a consensus over who was responsible for the airstrikes. Most national sources, including Local Coordination Committee of Syria, Alsouria News and Syrian Network for Human Rights identified Syrian regime planes as responsible for the attacks. However, a few sources, including Erem News and Jisirtv, blamed Russia for the airstrikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ammar Al-Bakour Adult male a journalist, Zaman Al Wasl newspaper described Ammar as “One of the most important and active newspaper correspondents” in Syria. He left his wife and child behind in Turkey a year before to return to Syria to cover the war, director of the media office at the Idlib Health Directorate of the Ministry of Interim Government, born in 1980 in Al Mowzara town killed
  • Ahmed Barbour Age unknown male an Orient TV correspondent injured
  • Unnamed woman 50 years old female had her foot amputated injured

Summary

  • Strike target
    School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 40
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–40
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (33) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via LCCSY)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via LCCSY)
  • Journalist Ammar Bakor, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via LCCSY)
  • Journalist Ammar Bakor, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via SN4HR)
  • Journalist Ammar Bakor, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Enabbaladi)
  • Journalist Ammar Bakor, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Sln)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Alsouria)
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    The bodies of civilian casualties are bundled into the back of a truck in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Baladi news)
  • The exact moments after an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Ayyam Newspaper)
  • News bulletin reporting on an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via Jisirtv)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via @Om_Yusf_)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via @Om_Yusf_)
  • The exact moment an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via @Om_Yusf_)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Al Dana which struck a school and some residential housing, 6th November 2016. (via @Om_Yusf_)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Al Dana(الدانا), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.218763, 36.768638. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike target
    School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 40
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–40
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (33) [ collapse]