Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1101

Incident date

August 5, 2016

Location

مديرة, Madira, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.544977, 36.3856853 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An entire family was killed in an alleged “rocket attack” in the town of Madira in an aerial bombardment according to local media. Sources reported that cluster bombs and rockets were used in the airstrike. All sources reported that Russian aircraft was to blame for this incident. These included Al Jazeera, Jisrtv, Halab Today and VDC. There was no mention of Assad Regime forces.

The sources added that dozens more were injured. Aletihad Press put the number of injured much higher at “more than 36”.

There are currently no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Hassan Batheesh Age unknown male (It is not clear whether Hassan was killed in Ein Tarma or Madira), named Radio Alkul killed
  • Nabil Ethiopian Age unknown named Radio Alkul killed
  • Mohammed Zaal Age unknown named Radio Alkul killed
  • Shahid Ali Beik Age unknown named Radio Alkul killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 9
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    36
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

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 August 1st – 10th 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 9
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    36
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]