Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

LC426

Incident date

July 9, 2021

Location

سيدي حسين, Sid Hussein, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.112797, 20.070677 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In the first reported civilian harm event involving explosive weapons use in Libya since March, several outlets said that four civilians had been injured by shelling from an unknown party on the Sidi Hussein neighbourhood of Benghazi. The injured were taken for treatment at the al-Jalaa Hospital.

The hospital released the following statement: “Doctors of Al-Jalaa Hospital, Benghazi, received four injured as a result of the shelling that occurred in the Sidi Hussein area, according to the injured. Three of them received first aid and left the hospital, while the other was accommodated in one of the departments.”

Photographs from the scene showed several cars damaged by the shell. It was unclear which party or faction might have conducted what appeared to be a random attack. Libya Alahrar noted concerns about “armed militia and random shooting” in the city.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Vehicles damaged by a shell from an unknown party, Benghazi, July 9th 2021 (via Bengazi24)
  • Vehicles damaged by a shell from an unknown party, Benghazi, July 9th 2021 (via Bengazi24)
  • Vehicles damaged by a shell from an unknown party, Benghazi, July 9th 2021 (via Bengazi24)
  • Vehicles damaged by a shell from an unknown party, Benghazi, July 9th 2021 (via Bengazi24)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Sidi Hussein (سيدي حسين), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.112797, 20.070677. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Sidi Hussein (سيدي حسين).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS468

Incident date

April 19, 2021

Location

صيدا, Sayda, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

32.6290749, 36.2233829 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians were injured in alleged Turkish artillery shelling on the village of Saida in Ain Issa on April 29, 2021.

According to Almasirah, “a number of civilians were injured as a result of the Turkish occupation forces and their mercenaries… with artillery shells on the perimeter of the town of Ain Issa.” The artillery shells struck “the population centers in the village of Saida and the vicinity of Ain Issa town and the roads leading to it,” resulting in injuries and damage to homes and property.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “the bombardment targeted a petrol station on the western outskirts of Ain Issa, which injured three people and burned down an oil truck.” Turkish forces had also reportedly shelled similar areas the day before, April 18th, but no casualties were claimed.

Various other sources also reported that alleged Turkish shelling occurred in residential areas and caused injuries and damage to property, but did not identify how many civilians were injured. All of the sources attributed the shelling to Turkish forces or pro-Turkish factions.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: a number of civilians were injured as a result of the Turkish occupation forces and their mercenaries from the takfiri groups with artillery shells on the perimeter of the town of Ain Issa. (Image posted by Almasirah)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a petrol station in the village of Sayda  (صيدا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Akeerbat are: 32.6290749, 36.2233829.

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS102

Incident date

March 18, 2021

Location

حزوان, Hazwan, western Al Bab, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was injured in an alleged Kurdish counterstrike during an exchange between the SDF and a Turkish base in the village of Hazwan, west of the city of Al Bab on March 18th, 2021.

A tweet from @HalabTodayTV reported that there was an “exchange of artillery shelling between the SDF and a Turkish base near the village of Hazwan.”

According to Syria TV, the artillery shelling “led to the injury of a civilian.” Shaam News also reported that “a civilian was wounded by artillery shelling by the Syrian Democratic Forces.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

USYEMTr234-C

Incident date

March 16, 2021

Location

حي جو النسيم, Jao Al-Naseem, Marib, Yemen

Airwars assessment

Local sources in Marib reported casualties among civilians as a result of a reported attack either by a US-drone on a car entering a popular market in Marib – or by a Houthi balluistic missile strike on the market – on March 16th, 2021.

While @aalnaasi said the attack happened on Dahbeel station in Al-Naseem, @assssa1234a said that the attack led to the killing of two people who were in the car, and the injuring of citizens who were in the vicinity.

The Yemeni news agency Saba claimed that a US drone had targeted an unknown car as it entered a crowd of citizens’ vehicles in the Jao Al-Naseem neighbourhood, east of the city of Ma’rib. A local source told Saba that ” an American drone targeted an unidentified car with a laser-guided missile while entering the middle of a car gathering in the Jao Al-Naseem neighborhood, resulting in deaths on board the car and wounding a number of citizens near it.”

Saba also claimed that “It is noteworthy that American drones have intensified their raids on the governorates of Marib and Shabwa over the past few days.” However no further proofs were offered to support that claim.

While most sources blamed a US drone for the attack, al Jazeera reported ” 2 dead and 7 wounded due to the fall of a ballistic missile fired by the Houthis on a popular market in Marib city”.

The identity of those killed is not clear yet and no further information is presently available. A a possible moratorium on US strikes in Yemen by the Biden Administration may also have been in operation since January 20th 2021.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    United States Armed Forces, houthi_forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

United States Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    United States Armed Forces
  • United States Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

houthi_forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    houthi_forces
  • houthi_forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    United States Armed Forces, houthi_forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

YS101

Incident date

March 14, 2021

Location

مزرعة طويجات - الحمران, Tuwayjat farm - Al Hamran, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

A woman and her child were reported killed and five others injured allegedly by YPG missiles on Tuwayjat farm near Al Hamran village on March 14th. The victims were identified as Bakr Shehadeh aged 12, and his mother Ammoun al Muhammad, aged 48. Their bodies were transferred to Jarablus’ hospital by the Syrian Civil Defence.

Euphrates Post said “the SDF bombed with heavy artillery the Al-Hamran area of ​​Jarablus city from the southern side, which led to the killing of a woman and her child, wounding five others, and extensive damage to civilian homes.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said “A 12-year-old boy named as Bakr Shehadeh, and a 48-year-old woman named as Ammoun al Muhammad, were killed while other civilians were injured when Syrian Democratic Forces’ artillery forces fired mortar shells at al Humran village in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo governorate on March 14, 2021.”

Halab Today said that the victims’ house was targeted with five mortars from SDF.

No further information is available.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers moving to hospital casualties as a result of YPG artillery attack on a farm in Hamran area in Jarablus on March 14th, 2021. (via Syrian Civil defence)
  • Syrian civil defence volunteers near a man who seems to be a relative of victims of alleged YPG shelling on Hamran in Jarablus on March 14, 2021. (via SNHR)
  • Alleged YPG shelling on Hamran in Jarablus on March 31st that led to killing a woman and her child. (via SCD Aleppo)

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4300

Incident date

March 14, 2021

Location

الحمران, Al Hamran, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.618697, 37.769365 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed and three others injured as a result of alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling with surface-to-surface missiles carrying cluster bombs on the village of Al-Hamran, east of Aleppo on March 14th, It coincided with similar shelling on the village of Tarhin which reportedly caused major fires in the makeshift fuel refineries. The shelling targeted Al Hamran’s fuel market near the crossing in Jarablus countryside, and led to massive fires as well.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that attack injured a number of workers and civilians.

This attack comes a week after a similar attack which resulted in the outbreak of the largest fires in the area, which burned down over 180 oil trucks. The area is under the control of Turkish forces and Syrian National Army.

@Step_Agency reported that a ballistic missile fell on the Al-Hamran crossing in Aleppo countryside. They said “A number of dead and wounded, as a result of shelling by a ballistic missile originating from the Syrian regime forces stationed at Kuiris airport, which targeted the vicinity of the Hamran crossing in the eastern countryside of Aleppo shortly before.”

@Ahmadaboalmged said “Bombardment with cluster missiles originating from the military bases of the militias of the regime and Russia in the village of Saidia targeting the Al-Hamran area in the Jarablus countryside, east of Aleppo.”

Local sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for this incident.

@syriapostnew1 said that the attack was undertaken by the Syrian regime which targeted a gathering of oil tanks in Hamran crossing in Jarablus leading to fires.  However @HalabTodayTV blamed Russia, and @anasanas84 said ‘Russian and Iranian militias’. Some sources said the rockets came from unknown sources.

@Ahmadaboalmged said that regime and Russia militias stationed in Al Saidiya village shelled the area, while Baladi said it was from regime stationed at Kuweiris military airport.

 

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: For the second time during the current month only. Violent missile strikes by the Syrian regime target a gathering of oil tankers at the Al-Hamran crossing in the Jarablus countryside, east of Aleppo, causing huge fires, and the area is under Turkish influence and the control of militias of the so-called Syrian National Army.
  • Caption translation: Unidentified missiles target the private fuel market under the control of Turkish-backed militants in Al-Hamran in the Jarablus countryside in northeastern Aleppo.
  • Caption translation: Assad gangs target with ballistic missiles from the Kuwairis airport, the Al-Hamran crossing in Jarablus countryside, and the fuel refinery stations in the Terhine area, east of Aleppo.
  • The location in Al Hamran and Tarhin allegedly targeted by Russia or the Syrian regime on March 14th. (via @Najdat567)
  • The location in Al Hamran and Tarhin allegedly targeted by Russia or the Syrian regime on March 14th. (via @Najdat567)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Hamran ( الحمران), for which the generic coordinates are: 36.618697, 37.769365. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS466

Incident date

March 14, 2021

Location

الزنفل, Al Zanfil, Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.613878, 37.823240 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A child was reported killed and others injured, also including children, in alleged Turkish or pro-Turkey militants shelling on Zankil village, east of Manbej, Aleppo on March 14th.

The child victim was identified as Yamen Ali Ayntabi. It was reported that the shelling took place in the morning.

North Press Agency said that the Turkish shelling targeted the village’s school. “Turkish shelling targeted the village’s school, killing an eight-year-old child and injuring another, who was transferred to a hospital in the city.”

ANHA said that four mortars landed in the village and that “as a result, the child Furqan Ibrahim Ayntabi and the child Yasser Ibrahim Ayntabi were severely injured, while the child Yamen Ali Ayntabi was killed instantly.”

The incident occured at 9:00 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Two children were reported injured in alleged Turkish shelling on Zankil village in Manbej on March 14th. (image via ANHA)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a school being struck in the village of Al Zanfil (الزنفل). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Zanfil are: 36.613878, 37.823240.

Turkish Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Turkish Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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
    Turkish Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4299

Incident date

March 5, 2021

Location

الحمران, Al Hamran , Aleppo, Syria

Geolocation

36.631991, 37.772713 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (other) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (other)

Airwars assessment

Four civilians including a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer were killed, up to 42 others injured, and one civilian went missing as a result of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime shelling with surface to surface missiles on oil refinery stations in Tarhin and Hamran villages in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. The Syrian Civil Defence referred to the targeted area as ‘fuel market’. The injured civilians endured burns as a result of the fires, as it took the Civil Defence volunteer teams more than 19 hours to put the fire off.

In the total toll of those killed and injured, Syrian Civil Defence said that four people were killed including a civil defence volunteer and 42 injured, 38 in Al Hamran and 4 in Tarhin.

The shelling caused huge fires which consequently led to the explosion of an oil tank killing the Syrian Civil Defence volunteer Ahmad Al Waki who was among the team working to put off the fires. Ahmad is a father of two children who are not older than 4 years. Local sources also named a missing civilian as Ahmad Al Junaid Al Barho from Marran village.

Syrian Civil Defence posted images and videos showing their volunteers respond to the fires and trying to put them off. The fires erupted in the oil refinery stations in Tarhin and fuel tanks that crossed through Hamran crossing.

The Syrian Observatory mentioned that over 180 oil tanks were burned and between 30 people were killed and injured. Step News said the losses calculated of the attacks amounts to 6 million dollars. “200 trucks were burned, 20 of them loaded with oil, in addition to the burning of 15 tanks and 4 oil burners, with losses estimated at 6 million dollars, as a preliminary outcome.” SCD said that the area was reportedly targeted with 7 missiles (Three Tochka missiles loaded with Cluster Bombs) and another 4 Tocka and Surface to Surface missiles also loaded with Cluster Bombs. More than 200 oil tankers were destroyed and 2 SCD vehicles were damaged during the efforts to put out the fire.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that “Russian warplanes stationed near the Syrian coastline fired three surface-to-surface missiles near an oil market and oil refineries close to Al-Hamaran area in Jarabulus in north-eastern Aleppo. ” However, the source accused the Syrian regime of responsibility for attacking Tarhin. “everal rockets, believed to be fired from regime military barracks in Aleppo, hit refineries in Tarhin in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, which resulted in the outbreak of large fires in the area.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights provided some details on the incident. “Russian carried out two synchronous attacks using long-range missiles on the eastern suburbs of Aleppo governorate. The first attack took place at 19:05 targeting the crossing at al Humran – a square where tanks loaded with fuel were gathered – in the area on the dividing line between the territories controlled by Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian National Army in eastern Aleppo governorate. The bombardment resulted in the deaths of at least three civilians and the injury of 23 others, in addition to the burning of dozens of tankers in the area. Less than an hour later, at 20:00, the same forces carried out another attack on the area against a group of fuel burners – rudimentary refineries used in refining operations for crude oil – in Tarhin village in the south of Jarablos city, also in eastern Aleppo governorate, resulting in the death of a Civil Defense member, named as Ahmad al Waki, while he was extinguishing fires that broke out in the area, as well as putting two emergency vehicles out of service.”

Shaam Network said “The Assad forces and the Russian forces targeted the fuel market in the Hamran area in the countryside of Jarablus city, and the oil burners in the village of Tarhine in the countryside of Al-Bab city, with surface-to-ground missiles, which led to the outbreak of huge fires. To put out the fires, three civilians were also killed and 27 others were wounded in the area.”

At the start, the Syrian Civil Defence said that the missiles source is unknown but later accused Russia and the regime for responsibility.

Step News correspondent said that the oil trucks belong to Ahrar Al Sharqiya  and that most workers in the refinery belong to Ahrar Al Sharqiya.

The incident occured between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–42
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (51) [ collapse]

  • Huge fires erupted in oil finery stations in Tarhin, Al Baba as a result of shelling on March 5th. (via SCD)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers responding to huge fires that erupted in oil finery stations in Tarhin, Al Baba as a result of shelling on March 5th. (via SCD)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers responding to huge fires that erupted in oil finery stations in Tarhin, Al Baba as a result of shelling on March 5th. (via SCD)
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers responding to huge fires that erupted in oil finery stations in Tarhin, Al Baba as a result of shelling on March 5th. (via SCD)
  • Fires that erupted in oil finery stations in Tarhin, Al Baba as a result of shelling on March 5th. (via SCD)
  • Ahmad Al-Waki, a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer was killed while participating in putting off fires that broke out in oil refinery stations in Tarhin as a result of shelling. A fuel tank exploded and killed Ahmad. (via SCD)
  • Fires in oil refinery stations in Hamran, Aleppo as a result of alleged Russia or Syrian regime missiles. Syrian Civil Defence volunteers worked to put the fire off and lost a volunteer during the operation. (via SCD)
  • Fires in oil refinery stations in Hamran, Aleppo as a result of alleged Russia or Syrian regime missiles. Syrian Civil Defence volunteers worked to put the fire off and lost a volunteer during the operation. (via SCD)
  • Fires in oil refinery stations in Hamran, Aleppo as a result of alleged Russia or Syrian regime missiles. Syrian Civil Defence volunteers worked to put the fire off and lost a volunteer during the operation. (via SCD)
  • Fires in oil refinery stations in Hamran, Aleppo as a result of alleged Russia or Syrian regime missiles. Syrian Civil Defence volunteers worked to put the fire off and lost a volunteer during the operation. (via SCD)
  • Fires in oil refinery stations in Hamran, Aleppo as a result of alleged Russia or Syrian regime missiles. Syrian Civil Defence volunteers worked to put the fire off and lost a volunteer during the operation. (via SCD)
  • Fires in oil refinery stations in Hamran, Aleppo as a result of alleged Russia or Syrian regime missiles. Syrian Civil Defence volunteers worked to put the fire off and lost a volunteer during the operation. (via SCD)
  • Volunteers of the Syrian Civil Defence resting during their efforts to put off fires in the oil refinery stations in Hamran, Aleppo on March 5th. (via SCD).
  • Funeral of Ahmad Al Waki, SCD volunteer who got killed while responding to fires in oil refinery stations in Tarhin/Hamra in Aleppo on March 5th. (via SCD)
  • Funeral of Ahmad Al Waki, SCD volunteer who got killed while responding to fires in oil refinery stations in Tarhin/Hamra in Aleppo on March 5th. (via SCD)
  • Funeral of Ahmad Al Waki, SCD volunteer who got killed while responding to fires in oil refinery stations in Tarhin/Hamra in Aleppo on March 5th. (via SCD)
  • Funeral of Ahmad Al Waki, SCD volunteer who got killed while responding to fires in oil refinery stations in Tarhin/Hamra in Aleppo on March 5th. (via SCD)
  • Translation: Pictures taken by SY24 correspondent show the effects of the fires that afflicted a makeshift fuel refinery in the town of Tarhin in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, as a result of yesterday's ballistic missile strikes.
  • Aftermath of huge fires caused by shelling on oil refinery stations in Tarhin, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Aftermath of huge fires caused by shelling on oil refinery stations in Tarhin, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Aftermath of huge fires caused by shelling on oil refinery stations in Tarhin, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @Sy24ria)
  • Aftermath of huge fires caused by shelling on oil refinery stations in Tarhin, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @Sy24ria)
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    Translation: Pictures of a number of civilian casualties as a result of the Iranian Russians targeting the Tarhin and Al-Hamran areas in the Jarablus countryside.
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    Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
  • Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
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    Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
  • Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
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    Translation: Pictures of a number of civilian casualties as a result of the Iranian Russians targeting the Tarhine and Al-Hamran areas in the Jarablus countryside.
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    Civilian casualties as a result of shelling that led to a fire in oil refinery stations in Tarhin, Jarablus on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
  • Translation: Pictures of a number of civilian casualties as a result of the Iranian Russians targeting the Tarhin and Al-Hamran areas in the Jarablus countryside.
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    Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
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    Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
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    Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
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    Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
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    Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
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    Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
  • Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
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    Civilian casualties as a result of fires caused by alleged Russian shelling on Tarhin in Jarablus, Aleppo on March 5th. (via @L1YXASnkTiI2fcR)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian shelling on oil refinery area in Hamran, Aleppo. (via @ZaitunAgency)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian shelling on oil refinery area in Hamran, Aleppo. (via @ZaitunAgency)
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian shelling on oil refinery area in Hamran, Aleppo. (via @ZaitunAgency)
  • Unidentified injured man in Jarablus hospital. (via Al Bab FB)
  • Satellite images by Associated Press of the location where missiles hit oil refinery stations in Jarablus.
  • Satellite images by Associated Press of the location where missiles hit oil refinery stations in Jarablus.
  • Satellite images by Associated Press of the location where missiles hit oil refinery stations in Jarablus.
  • Ahmed Al-Junaid Al-Barhu from the village of Maran went missing due to the bombing on Al-Hamran village. (via Abd Al Ghani Al Ahmad)
  • Syrian Defence volunteers surveying the area that was a target of regime or Russia shelling in Tarhin to clear it of any exploded ordinances. (via SCD),
  • Syrian Defence volunteers surveying the area that was a target of regime or Russia shelling in Tarhin to clear it of any exploded ordinances. (via SCD),
  • Syrian Defence volunteers surveying the area that was a target of regime or Russia shelling in Tarhin to clear it of any exploded ordinances. (via SCD),
  • Syrian Defence volunteers surveying the area that was a target of regime or Russia shelling in Tarhin to clear it of any exploded ordinances. (via SCD),
  • The outcome of the targeting by the regime and Russia, on March 5th evening evening of the villages of Tarhin and Al-Hamran, east of Aleppo, with missiles carrying cluster bombs. (via SCD)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the oil refineries of Al Hamran (الحمران) for which the exact coordinates, as reported by the Associated Press are: 36.631991, 37.772713.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–42
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

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