Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS092

Incident date

October 30, 2015

Location

الرستن‬, Ar-Rastan, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.93, 36.74 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A woman and child (and possibly a third civilian) were killed in an alleged Russian morning airstrike at Al Rastan.

According to the Union of Hama rebels, those killed were “an orphan and his grandmother“. They were later named by VDC.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Hamameh Abbas Adult female Grand mother killed
  • Abdul Kareem Adnan al-Shaikh Child male Grand son killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Video showing the bodies of the grandmother and her grandchild (via Suhaib Al-Ali)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian MoD issued no report for the period October 28th-30th 2015. A monthly summary was issued on the evening of October 30th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]