Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS071

Incident date

October 23, 2015

Location

مسرابا, Missraya, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.55027, 36.39659 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to reports, Russian warplanes allegedly carried out four raids on the town of Missraya in eastern Ghouta. Two or more people died and ‘dozens’ were injured, including women and children. According to the White Helmets, one of those killed was a little girl. The VDC also named adult male civilian Mohammad Saeid Mohammad Ali Jearash as having been killed. Footage shot immediately after the strike shows a number of seriously hurt children among the victims. There were also reports of artillery strikes on the town by the Assad regime.

The Obeid mosque was reportedly badly damaged in the attacks.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammad Saeid Mohammad Ali Jearash Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    30
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Rescuers help the injured after a reported Russian strike on Missraya, Oct 23 (via White Helmets)
  • Translation: Eastern Ghouta - the fall of many victims and wounded in #Missraya following its targeting with 4 raids by war planes on civilian homes a short while ago. (via Damascus_M_O)
  • Translation: After a catastrophic day lived by the town of Missraya in Eastern Ghouta with warplanes striking and artillery shelling - several civilians fell martyr. (via Ajnadsh)
  • Translation of title: Damascus countryside - Missraya - the aftermath andn destruction of one of the mosques destroyed following raids on the town 23/10/2015 (via SMO)
  • Alleged Russian warplanes carried out 4 raids on the town of Missraya eastern Ghouta which led to death of two people and dozens wounded including women and children. (via SNN)
  • Alleged Russian warplanes carried out 4 raids on the town of Missraya eastern Ghouta which led to death of two people and dozens wounded including women and children. (via SNN)
  • Alleged Russian warplanes carried out 4 raids on the town of Missraya eastern Ghouta which led to death of two people and dozens wounded including women and children. (via SNN)
  • Alleged Russian warplanes carried out 4 raids on the town of Missraya eastern Ghouta which led to death of two people and dozens wounded including women and children. (via SNN)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

There is no published Russian Defence Ministry record for October 23rd-24th 2015.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    30
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]