Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1226

Incident date

September 5, 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

Up to three civilians including a child and a woman died and as many as ten others were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on al Rastan, according to local media.

Syria1news1 tweeted an image of a man crying over his sister’s body following a strike. Like a number of sources, the report didn’t identify the warplane responsible. But other reports attributed the event to Russia.

According to LCCSY, “a civilian was killed and ten others were wounded, including four children when Russian warplanes bombed Rastan town”.

Shahbla added that a child was also killed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Hasson Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

  • A young man weeps over the body of his sister - allegedly killed in Russian airstrikes on al Rastan (Tweet via @syria1news1)
  • An elderly man in Al Rastan prays - he was injured in suspected Russian shelling (Youtube via Alrstn alrstn)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Footage of the body of Mohammed Hasson, a displaced person from Ghernata village, killed in alleged Russian shelling (Youtube via Homs Alrastan)
  • Bombing in Al Rastan - clouds of smoke rise after alleged strikes (Youtube via Qasioun)

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 September 1st – 30th 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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]