Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1074

Incident date

July 30, 2016

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

One named child died and a number of other non-combatants were injured in an airstrike on Ar Rastan, according to local media – though it was unclear whether planes belonging to the Syrian regime or Moscow caused the casualties.

The victim was also named by some other sources, though they didn’t identify the warplane which killed him.

A video by Talbisa Mubashar network showed children and other civilians being rescued following strikes by “Assad’s and Putin’s warplanes”.

M-alaloush tweeted that “warplanes targeted a civil defense ambulance while they were doing their duty and saving lives in Ar-Rastan”.

According to Syriamubashar, two civilians were killed in the strike – though the source, like a number of others, did not apportion blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Majd Al Qasab Child killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • 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 Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
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    The White Helmets save civilian children from the destruction in Al Rastan - the human cost of alleged warplane shelling (Youtube via Talbisa Mubashar)
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    The White Helmets treat victims from an ambulance in Ar Rastan following suspected Russian shelling (Tweet via @M-alaloush) [Page no longer available - accessed via airwars archive]
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    A man is treated for injuries sustained in alleged Russian strikes on Ar Rastan (Tweet via @M-alaloush) [Page no longer available - accessed via airwars archive]
  • A person with a bloodied shirt walks past the White Helmets vehicle in Ar Rastan (Tweet via @M-alaloush) [Page no longer available - accessed via airwars archive]
  • Plumes of smoke rise above Ar Rastan after alleged Russian airstrikes (Youtube via Homs Alrstn)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 29th – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • 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 Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]