Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1149

Incident date

August 15, 2016

Location

الرحيبة, Al Rahiba, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.7445319, 36.703025 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Four named civilians died and up to 20 more were wounded in strikes on the northern neighbourhood of Al Rahiba town, Damascus, local media reported – though it was unclear whether Russia or the regime were to blame for the casualties.

According to Syria News Desk, “Russian warplanes launched five raids on al Rahiba town which is under the control of the opposition in the eastern Qalamoun in the northern Damascus countryside focusing on the northern neighbourhood. This led to the death of two civilians and the injury of 20 others – and widespread destruction.”

However, @yas39779445 reported that the regime fired cluster bombs on the town.

@SRV_News added that “Regime forces were preventing the entry of vegetables to the city Al Rahiba for the second day running – as well as preventing the entry and exit of civilians”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (7) [ 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 on August 15th 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
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]