List of Syrian Civil War barrel bomb attacks

A barrel bomb is a type of improvised explosive device used extensively by the Syrian Air Force during the Syrian civil war. They are typically made from a barrel that has been filled with High Explosives, along with shrapnel and/or oil. In Syria they are typically dropped from a helicopter.[1] Due to the large amount of explosives that can be packed into a barrel the resulting detonation can be devastating.[2][3] The Syrian military often dropped these bombs in civilian areas leading to multiple civilian deaths. The BBC reported that between January 2014 and May 2015, only 1% of those killed by barrel bombs were rebel fighters.[4] There have been thousands of reports of the use of barrel bombs during the Syrian Civil War:

Key:

  • Yellow = chemical attack involved

2012[edit]

  • In August 2012, report of a barrel bomb being dropped on the Hamidiya neighborhood of Homs.[5]
  • In August 2012, report of barrel bombs being dropped on Al-Qusayr.[6]
  • In September 2012, a large number of people were killed and wounded when a barrel bomb was dropped on a residential district in Aleppo.[7]

2013[edit]

  • In late August 2013, barrel bombs were dropped on at least two areas of Aleppo, including over a public park in Bab al-Nairab.[2]
  • On 8 October 2013, a barrel bomb was dropped on the village of Bizabur, Idlib, just south of Ariha.[8]
  • On 30 November 2013, a barrel bomb killed at least 26 people in al-Bab, Aleppo.[9][10][11]
  • On 1 December 2013, a barrel bomb killed at least 20 people in al-Bab, Aleppo.[10][11]
  • From 15–24 December 2013, barrel bombs killed more than 300 people (and as many as more than 650 according to the Syrian National Council).[12]in several districts of Aleppo.[13][14]
  • On 26 December 2013, a barrel bomb killed at least 15 people in Azaz.[15]
  • On 29 December 2013, a barrel bomb killed at least 25 people in Aleppo.[16]

2014[edit]

January[edit]

  • On 7 January 2014, barrel bombs killed an unspecified number of civilians in the Damascus suburb or Douma.[17]
  • On 12 January 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 15 people in Al-Bab, Aleppo.[18]
  • On 14 January 2014, barrel bombs killed an unspecified number of people in Darayya, Arbin and Zabadani, all in the province of Rural Damascus.[19]
  • On 14 January 2014, a barrel bomb was dropped on the village of Inkhil in Deraa province.[19]
  • On 18 January 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 60 people in Aleppo.[20]
  • On 22 January 2014, barrel bombs were dropped in the central Hama province.[21]
  • On 24 January 2014, barrel bombs were dropped on Darayya.[22]
  • On 25 January 2014, barrel bombs killed 10 people when dropped on Aleppo’s outlying industrial city and the Sheikh Najjar districts.[22]
  • On 28 January 2014, a barrel bomb killed 22 people in Aleppo.[23]
  • On 29 January 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 62 people in the Maadi and Salhin districts of south Aleppo.[24][25]
  • On 30 January 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 11 people in Darayya.[26]

February[edit]

  • From 1–5 February 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 246 people in Aleppo.[27]
  • On 8 February 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 20 people in Aleppo,[28] and an unspecified number of people in Darayya.[28]
  • On 9 February 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 11 people in Aleppo.[29]
  • On 11 February 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 10 people in Aleppo.[30]
  • On 12 February 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 38 people in Aleppo, while 31 people were killed in Daraa – mostly by barrel bombs.[31]
  • On 16 February 2014, barrel bombs were dropped on Aleppo, Darayya, Khan al-Shih and several locations in rural Idlib.[32]
  • On 17 February 2014, a barrel bomb was dropped on Masaken Hanano, Aleppo.[33]
  • On 18 February 2014, barrel bombs were dropped in several parts of Syria, while a barrel bomb killed at least 18 people when dropped on the Palestinian refugee camp in Deraa.[34]
  • On 23 February 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 12 people in Aleppo.[35]

March[edit]

  • On 4 March 2014, barrel bombs were dropped on Yabrud.[36]
  • On 5 March 2014, barrel bombs killed a number of people in Aleppo, Yabrud and Daraya.[37]
  • On 6 March 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 13 people after being dropped on Aleppo and Yabrud.[38][39]
  • On 7 March 2014, barrel bombs killed a number of people in Yabrud.[40]
  • On 8 March 2014, barrel bombs destroyed many buildings including a mosque in Aleppo.[41]
  • On 9 March 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 8 people, including a Canadian freelance photographer, after being dropped on Aleppo.[42]
  • On 15 March 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 6 people after being dropped on Ras al-Maara and Yabrud.[43][44]
  • On 22 March 2014, barrel bombs were dropped on Naima, Daraa Governorate.[45]
  • On 24 March 2014, barrel bombs were dropped on Kesab and the Jebel Turkman.[46]
  • On 26 March 2014, barrel bombs killed 20 people and wounded 40 others in the Anadan region of Aleppo.[47]
  • On 27 March 2014, barrel bombs were dropped on Observatory 45, as well as Flitah, near the Lebanon border, where it killed 8 rebels.[48][49]
  • On 31 March 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 31 people after being dropped on the Aleppo town of Maaret al-Artiq.[50]

April[edit]

  • On 2 April 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 15 people after being dropped across the province of Aleppo and Deraa.[51][52]
  • On 4 April 2014, barrel bombs killed about 50 people after being dropped on the Dalati Mosque and Dar al-Shifa Hospital of the Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo during peak times.[53]
  • On 6 April 2014, barrel bombs caused much destruction in the Andana district of Aleppo.[54]
  • On 10 April 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 88 people in the northern neighborhood of Aleppo.[55]
  • Yellow On 11 April 2014, a barrel bomb, allegedly containing chemicals, was dropped on Kafr Zita.[56] Main article: 2014 Kafr Zita chemical attack
  • On 12 April 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 11 people in the Anadan and Hrytan region of Aleppo.[57][58]
  • On 20 April 2014, barrel bombs killed 59 people in Aleppo Province.[59]
  • On 22 April 2014, 38 barrel bombs were dropped on rebel-controlled east Aleppo neighborhoods.[60]
  • On 24 April 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 24 people when dropped on a vegetable market in Atareb, Aleppo.[61]
  • On 26 April 2014, a barrel bomb killed at least 6 people in the town of Sarmeen, Idlib,[62] and at least 10 people in Lataminah, Hama.[63]
  • On 30 April 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 25 children, after being dropped on an elementary school in Aleppo.[64]

May[edit]

  • On 1 May 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 40 people in a busy market in Aleppo[65] and a barrel bomb killed 1 Syrian refugee and wounded four others in the remote border village of Tfail in east Lebanon.[66]
  • On 10 May 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 46 people in eastern areas of Aleppo city.[67]
  • On 11 May 2014, opposition forces accused the regime of contaminating a water supply in Aleppo after a barrel bomb struck a pumping station, one of two in the city.[68]
  • On 21 May, barrel bombs destroyed many houses and claimed many lives in the town of Maaret al-Artik, Aleppo.[69]
  • On 22 May, the Army had finally broken the siege of Aleppo prison[70][71][72] after more than 100 barrel bombs were dropped during the final push to reach the prison.[73]
  • On 27 May 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 43 people in Aleppo.[74]
  • On 29 May 2014, barrel bombs claimed many lives in Darat Izza, Aleppo province.[75]
  • On 30 May 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 20 people in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood.[76]

June[edit]

  • On 2 June 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 22 people in Aleppo.[77]
  • On 3 June 2014, barrel bombs injured dozens of people[78] and damaged the Mosque of the Blacksmiths in Aleppo.[79]
  • On 4 June 2014, barrel bombs targeted Aleppo, the town of Khan al-Shih, south of Damascus, several areas of Idlib province, and Morek, in Hama province.[80]
  • On 5 June 2014, a mosque was hit by a barrel bomb at Qadi Askar district in Aleppo.[81]
  • On 8 June 2014, a barrel bomb killed at least 7 people in the neighborhood of Tariq al-Bab, Aleppo.[82]
  • On 14 June 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 8 people in Mayadin, Aleppo,[83] 13 people in Anadan, Aleppo province,[84] and destroyed a mosque in Aleppo.[85]
  • On 16 June 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 37 people in the Sukkari and Ashrafieh neighborhoods of Aleppo, and at least 3 people in a number of rural areas of Deraa province.[86]
  • On 18 June 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 20 and injured at least 80 people, many seriously, in the refugee camp in the village of Shajra, 2 km (1 mile) from the Jordanian border.[87]
  • On 21 June 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 11 people near the Ghouta district of Damascus.[88]
  • On 22 June 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 9 people in the neighborhoods of Halak and Bab al-Nasr in Aleppo.[89]
  • On 26 June 2014, barrel bombs killed as many as 49 people in areas in Aleppo and Hama province.[90]

July[edit]

  • On 6 July 2014, barrel bombs killed 8 members of a single family in Da’el, Deraa province.[91]
  • On 11 July 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 20 people in Aleppo.[92]
  • On 16 and 17 July 2014, barrel bombs were dropped on the central town of Morek.[93]
  • On 21 July 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 10 people in Al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo.[94]
  • On 28 July 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 9 people in the Shaar district of Aleppo.[95]

August[edit]

  • On 3 August 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 23 people in the Jabal al Akrad, Jisr al-Shughur and Najia districts of Idlib.[96]
  • On 9 August 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 30 people and destroyed a mosque in the Maadi neighborhood of Aleppo.[97]
  • On 10 August 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 24 people in Hama and Raqqa.[98]
  • On 11 August 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 25 people in several districts of Aleppo and cut off water and electricity supplies.[99]
  • On 13 August 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 17 people in the Bab al-Nairab district and al-Shaar area of Aleppo.[100]
  • On 14 August 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 6 people in the Maadi neighborhood of Aleppo.[101]
  • On 15 August 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 10 people in Aleppo[102] and 14 people in Rastan.[103]
  • On 22 August 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 20 people in Aleppo.[104]
  • On 24 August 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 5 children in three villages in Daraa province.[105]
  • On 30 August 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 5 people from the same family in the Hamra district of Aleppo.[106]
  • On 31 August 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 42 children across Syria.[107]

September[edit]

  • On 5 September 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 15 people in the Haidariyeh district of Aleppo.[108]
  • On 8 September 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 7 people in the town of Tebet al-Imam near Hama.[109]
  • On 15 September 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 15 people in Talbiseh.[110]
  • On 18 September 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 15 people in Al-Bab.[111]
  • On 20 September 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 8 people in the Arad Hamra, Al Haidarieh and Masakn Hanano districts of Aleppo.[112]
  • On 26 September 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 5 people in al-Rastan and 9 people east of Aleppo.[113]

October[edit]

  • On 1 October 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 23 people in Aleppo.[114]
  • On 10 October 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 19 people in Daraa.[115]
  • On 12 October 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 12 people in Binnish.[116]
  • On 19 October 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 7 members of one family in the village of Sousan in northern Aleppo.[117]
  • On 23 October 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 10 people in Daraa,[118] and 15 people in the village of Tal Qarrah in the north of Aleppo.[119]
  • On 26 October 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 12 civilians from the same family in the town of Busra al-Sham in Daraa province.[120]
  • On 29 October 2014, barrel bombs killed as many as 75 civilians when dropped on the Abedin displaced persons camp in Idlib.[121]
  • On 31 October 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 4 people in Rastan district in Homs.[122]

November[edit]

  • On 6 November 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 12 people in the Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo.[123]
  • On 9 November 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 21 people in Al-Bab.[124]
  • On 13 November 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 20 people in a primary school in Ras al-Ayn, al-Hasakah Governorate.[125]
  • On 17 November 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 14 people near a bakery and a restaurant in Al-Bab.[126]
  • On 18 November 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 14 people in Qabr al-Inglizi, near the villages of Huraytan and Kafr Hamrah.[127]
  • On 28 November 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 20 people in Daraa Governorate.[128]
  • On 30 November 2014, barrel bombs killed at least 12 people in Jasim, Daraa Governorate.[129]

December[edit]

Notably, on 28 November 2014, a huge explosion occurred at the Syrian military airbase outside Hama. This was attributed to the complete destruction of the entire barrel-bomb making building on the airfield.[130]

2015[edit]

January[edit]

In late January, the Syrian air force stepped up its daily airstrikes, including hundreds of barrel bombs,[134] after poor weather conditions earlier in the month restricted its movements.[135]

  • On 14 January 2015, barrel bombs killed 2 people and wounded 10 others in Kafr Zita.[136]
  • On 20 January 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 65 people and wounded 150 others in a market in Al-Hasakah.[137][138]
  • On 21 January 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 13 people in Houla.[139]
  • On 22 January 2015, a barrel bomb killed 2 girls in the village of Haziran, Idlib Governorate.[140]
  • On 23 January 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 42 people in the village of Hamoriyah, eastern Ghouta, and at least 4 people in Houla, when residents started to leave the mosques after Friday prayers.[135][141]
  • On 28 January 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 8 people and wounded tens of others in Kansafra and al-Bara villages in the Zawiya Mountain area of Idlib Governorate.[142]
  • On 29 January 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 6 children and wounded 15 others, along with killing more than 100 animals, when dropped on the tents of Bedouins in Hama.[143]

February[edit]

  • On 1 February 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 1 person in Kafr Naha town, Aleppo Governorate, while 30 barrel bombs were dropped on Al-Zabadani, the Khan Al-Sheikh Palestinian refugee camp and Assal al-Ward.[144]
  • On 2 February 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 7 people in Aleppo[145] and 17 people in Khan Shaykhun.[146]
  • On 5 February 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 47 people in a crowded square in the Baidin neighborhood of Aleppo.[147]
  • From 9–10 February 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 18 people in Douma, Syria.[148]
  • Yellow On 21 February 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 8 people in Aleppo,[149] while it was reported that a barrel bomb containing a noxious gas had been dropped on Hayan, northwest of Aleppo, severely injuring 3 people who inhaled the gas.[150]

March[edit]

  • On 5 March 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 22 people in a public square in the Qadi Askar neighborhood of Aleppo.[151]
  • Yellow On 9 March 2015, barrel bombs, including ones alleged to contain chlorine gas, killed at least 7 people in the village of Mzeireb, Daraa Governorate.[152]
  • On 10 March 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 8 people near Homs.[153]
  • On 12 March 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 6 people in the village of Alma, Daraa Governorate.[154]
  • Yellow On 16 March 2015, chlorine-filled barrel bombs killed at least 6 people and hospitalised about 70 more in the town of Sarmin.[155][156]
  • On 23 March 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least killed 5 children from the same family in Tafas.[157]
  • Yellow On 24 March 2015, chlorine-filled barrel bombs wounded about 30 people in the village of Binnish.[158]
  • On 26 March 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 22 people, with many of the wounded in critical condition, in Deraa al-Balad, in the city of Daraa.[159]

April[edit]

  • On 1 April 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 7 people in Da’el, 5 people in the village of Ghanto, Homs Governorate, and 4 people in the Firdous neighborhood of Aleppo.[160]
  • On 3 April 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 10 people in the Firdous neighborhood of Aleppo.[161]
  • From 4—8 April 2015, more than 30 barrel bombs have been dropped on the Palestinian refugee Yarmouk Camp, including on the only functioning hospital inside Yarmouk.[162]
  • On 6 April 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 7 people in Bosra.[163]
  • On 12 April 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 9 people in Aleppo.[164]
  • On 14 April 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 12 people at a shelter in Saraqeb and 10 people in Daraa Governorate.[165]
  • Yellow On 16 April 2015, 4 chemical barrel bombs were dropped near Sarmin and Korin villages, Idlib Governorate, suffocating 20 people, who were then taken to field hospitals for treatment.[166]
  • On 19 April 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 6 people in Al-Karak al-Sharqi, Daraa Governorate.[167]
  • On 29 April 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 5 people in the al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo.[168]

May[edit]

  • Yellow On 1 May 2015, barrel bombs filled with chlorine-gas killed 1 child and injured about 40 people in Saraqib.[169]
  • On 3 May 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 10 people near a school in the Seif al-Dawla neighborhood of Aleppo.[170]
  • On 5 May 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 9 people in the village of Shawka in eastern Hama Governorate.[171]
  • On 12 May 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 47 people at a minibus stop in the Jisr al-Haj area of Aleppo.[172]
  • Yellow On 15 May 2015, a barrel bomb filled with chlorine-gas left 19 people experiencing respiratory problems in Mishmishan village, Idlib Governorate.[173]
  • On 15 May 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 40 people (with estimates as high as 100) at a bakery in Manbij.[174]
  • On 20 May 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 7 people in the Qadi Askar district of Aleppo.[175]
  • On 22 May 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 11 women and girls in Aleppo Province.[176]
  • On 23 May 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 14 people, mostly children, and injured dozens in the al-Hamidia neighborhood of Deir ez-Zor.[177]
  • On 30 May 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 84 people in Al-Bab and the Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo.[178][179]
  • On 31 May 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 3 people in Al-Bab.[180]

June[edit]

  • On 2 June 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 18 people in Tell Rifaat, 11 people in Jubb al-Qubbeh in east Aleppo, and 8 members of one family in Kafr Sijna in Idlib Governorate.[181]
  • On 4 June 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 20 people in Aleppo Governorate.[182]
  • On 6 June 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 10 people in Tell Rifaat.[183]
  • On 7 June 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 17 people in the town of Al-Zaafarana, Homs Governorate.[184]
  • On 8 June 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 4 people in Tell Rifaat.[185]
  • On 9 June 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 20 people and injured around 40 more in Aleppo.[186]
  • On 17 June 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 36 people in Douma.[187]
  • On 19 June 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 5 people and injured 15 others in the Maadi neighbourhood of Aleppo.[188]
  • On 21 June 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 14 people and injured 20 others in two neighborhoods of Aleppo, in an increase in such attacks since the beginning of Ramadan.[189]
  • On 22 June 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 10 people in a mosque during evening prayers in the district of Ansari, Aleppo.[190]
  • On 24 June 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 7 people in the town of Jarjanaz, Idlib Governorate.[191]
  • On 27 June 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 13 people, including a family of nine, and injured dozens in Daraa.[192]
  • On 28 June 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 7 people in Aleppo.[193]
  • On 30 June 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 15 people in the neighborhood of Salihin, Aleppo,[194] at least 10 people in the Jabal al-Zawiya area, and at least 10 people in Douma. Overall, at least 80 people were injured.[195]

July[edit]

  • On 1 July 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 15 people and injured at least 25 in al-Salihiya district of Aleppo,[196] and killed 5 people in Tafas.[197]
  • On 8 July 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 15 people, during iftar, in the neighbourhood of Karam al-Beik, Aleppo.[198]
  • On 11 July 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 28 people in Aleppo and 7 people from one family, during iftar, in Al-Harra.[199]
  • On 13 July 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 35 people and injured at least 50 in Al-Bab.[200]
  • On 15 July 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 5 people in the village of Taduf, northeast Aleppo Governorate.[201]
  • On 16 July 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 11 people in Al-Bab.[202]
  • On 17 July 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 11 people and injured 20 others in Urum al-Jawz.[203]
  • On 18 July 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 5 people in Aysheh village, near Al-Bab, and 28 barrel bombs were dropped in the Zabadani area.[204]
  • On 20 July 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 3 people and injured 35 in the Arbil district of Damascus.[205]
  • On 22 July 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 18 people in Al-Bureij, near Al-Bab.[206]
  • On 23 July 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 13 people in the West Ghariya area of Daraa Governorate.[207]

August[edit]

  • On 8 August 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 5 people in the Eriah district of Idlib.[208]
  • On 9 August 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 10 people in Al-Qaryatayn.[209]
  • On 11 August 2015, barrel bombs containing napalm were dropped on Darayya.[210]
  • On 13 August 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 13 people in Kafar Awwayed in the Idlib countryside.[211]
  • On 16 August 2015, barrel bombs were used in the deadly Douma market air strikes.
  • On 22 August 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 50 people and injured at least 100 in Douma.[212]
  • On 24 August 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 9 people in Douma and 14 in al-Bara, with dozens more injured.[213]

September[edit]

  • On 6 September 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 3 people and injured dozens in Ariha.[214]
  • On 16 September 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 45 people in the al-Mashhad neighborhood of Aleppo.[215]
  • On 17 September 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 21 people in Bosra.[216]
  • On 26 September 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 5 people in Taftanaz.[217]

October[edit]

  • On 2 October 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 100 people in Aleppo.[218]
  • On 4 and 6 October 2015, barrel bombs were dropped on a school run by the UNRWA for Palestinian refugees, as well as other areas, in Yarmouk Camp.[219]
  • On 19 October 2015, barrel bombs injured at least 5 people in Moadamiyeh, near Damascus.[220]
  • On 27 October 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 1 woman in Darayya.[221]

November[edit]

  • On 9 November 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 1 person in Darayya.[222]
  • On 19 November 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 25 farmers in Al-Shaykh Maskin.[223]
  • On 28 November 2015, barrel bombs killed at least 7 people and injured 47 in a hospital in Zafarana, a town in northern Homs.[224]
  • On 29 November 2015, 50 barrel bombs were dropped on Darayya alone.[225]

December[edit]

  • Yellow On 23 December 2015, more than 40 barrel bombs were dropped on the town of Muadamiyat al-Sham and its surrounding areas, including ones containing an unidentified toxic gas, killing at least 5 people.[226][227]
  • On 29 December 2015, a barrel bomb killed at least 20 people in Al-Ghantu.[228]

2016[edit]

January[edit]

  • On 12 January 2016, 26 barrel bombs were dropped on Darayya.[229]
  • During January, 1,428 barrel bombs were dropped—1,123 of them were dropped in rural areas of Damascus.[230]

February[edit]

  • On 4 February 2016, barrel bombs were dropped on a hospital in Al-Ghariya al-Gharbiya, a town ten kilometers northeast of Daraa.[231]
  • On 18 February 2016, a barrel bomb struck a hospital, supported by Doctors Without Borders, in East Ghouta.[232]
  • From 24–25 February 2016, over a 24-hour period, at least 50 barrel bombs were dropped on Darayya;[233] on 26 February 2016, dozens more barrel bombs were dropped on Darayya.[234]
  • On 28 February 2016, 5 barrel bombs were dropped on the village of Najiya and an unspecified number dropped on the nearby village of Kinda, Idlib province.[235][236]

April[edit]

  • On 10 April 2016, a barrel bomb injured a family of 7 people in the Haidariyeh district of Aleppo.[237]
  • On 24 April 2016, a barrel bomb killed at least 7 people in a market in the Al-Sakhour district of Aleppo.[238]
  • On 27 April 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 50 people in and around a hospital in Aleppo.[239]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • On 5 June 2016, a barrel bomb killed at least 9 people in the Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo.[245]
  • On 8 June 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 15 people and injured 20 when dropped on an area containing a hospital and marketplace in the Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo.[246]
  • On 17 June 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 15 people and injured dozens when dropped on the Katirci and Tarik el-Bab neighbourhoods of Aleppo.[247]
  • On 19 June 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 10 people and injured 35 when dropped on Raqqa.[248]

July[edit]

  • On 11 July 2016, a barrel bomb killed 1 person in Al-Jalloum neighbourhood of Aleppo.[249]
  • On 23 July 2016, barrel bombs killed 2 people in northern Aleppo city.[250]
  • On 25 July 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 24 people in Al-Mashhad neighbourhood of Aleppo,[251] and dozens were dropped on Douma.[252]
  • On 26 July 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 6 people in Aleppo.[253]

August[edit]

  • Yellow On 1 August 2016, barrel bombs containing chlorine gas asphyxiated at least 33 people in Saraqib.[254]
  • Yellow On 10 August 2016, barrel bombs containing a gas, likely chlorine, killed at least 4 people and injured 55 in the Seif al Dawla and Zubdiya neighbourhoods of Aleppo.[255][256]
  • On 19 August 2016, barrel bombs destroyed the only hospital in Darayya.[257]
  • On 20 August 2016, a barrel bomb killed a mother and her 6 children in al-Jaloum district of Aleppo.[258]
  • On 25 August 2016, a barrel bomb killed at least 15 people from the same family and injured 18 in Bab al-Nairab, Aleppo.[259][260]
  • On 27 August 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 25 people when hitting a funeral procession (for victims of the 25 August barrel bomb attacks) and the rescue workers that followed in Bab al-Nairab.[261]

September[edit]

  • On 4 September 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 3 people and injured 20 in Aleppo.[262]
  • Yellow On 6 September 2016, a barrel bomb containing chlorine gas killed at least 2 people and injured at least 120 in the al-Sukkari district of Aleppo.[263]
  • On 7 September 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 20 people in the al-Sukkari district of Aleppo.[264]
  • On 10 September 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 10 people in Aleppo.[265]
  • On 18 September 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 10 people and injured many in Da’el.[266][267]
  • On 21 September 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 4 people and injured 11 in the Al-Sukkari neighborhood Aleppo.[268]
  • On 25 September 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 6 children in Aleppo.[269]

October[edit]

  • On 1 October 2016, barrel bombs struck the largest hospital in rebel-held Aleppo.[270]
  • Between 4–9 October 2016, more than 50 barrel bombs struck in and around the outskirts of the Palestinian refugee camp Khan al-Shih.[271]
  • On 5 October 2016, a barrel bomb destroyed a Syrian Civil Defense center in Damascus, with some volunteers injured.[272]
  • On 25 October 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 2 and wounded 5 opposition fighters in a village near Akhtarin.[273]

November[edit]

  • Yellow On 14 November 2016, over 15 barrel bombs containing chlorine gas targeted Khan al-Shih refugee camp.[274]
  • On 15 November 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 1 person and wounded 5 in Aleppo.[275]
  • On 16 November 2016, barrel bombs damaged the children’s hospital and the only blood bank in besieged eastern Aleppo.[276]
  • On 17 November 2016, a barrel bomb damaged the Bab al-Nairab water plant.[277]
  • Yellow On 20 November 2016, a barrel bomb laced with chlorine gas suffocated to death a family of 4 children and their parents in the Sakhour district of Aleppo.[278]
  • On 24 November 2016, a barrel bomb killed at least 1 person in Bab al-Nairab.[279]
  • On 29 November 2016, a barrel bomb killed at least 25 people in Aleppo.[280]

December[edit]

  • On 4 December 2016, a barrel bomb killed at least 6 members of the same family, including 4 children, in Al-Tamanah.[281][282]
  • On 5 December 2016, a barrel bomb killed at least 4 people in Zabadiyeh district, Aleppo.[283][284]
  • On 9 December 2016, a barrel bomb killed at least 4 members of one family in Aleppo.[285]
  • On 26 December 2016, barrel bombs killed at least 14 people and injured dozens in Wadi Barada, a town northwest of Damascus.[286]

2017[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • On 16 February 2017, barrel bombs killed a woman and three of her children and severely wounded 7 others in Hbit.[288][289]

March[edit]

  • Yellow On 25 March 2017, barrel bombs containing a chemical agent dropped on a surgical hospital killed one of the hospital’s doctors and another person in Al-Lataminah.[290]

April[edit]

Between 7-11 April, 125 barrel bombs were dropped in Daraa, 23 in Hama, four in Idlib and five apiece in Aleppo and Homs.[291]

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