Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS126

Incident date

November 7, 2015

Location

سقبا وحموريه, Between Saqba and Hamouriya, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.523493, 36.3847445 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Seven civilians were killed including four children – and dozens of people injured – following an alleged Russian or Assad regime air raid on neighbourhoods in an area linking the towns of Saqba and Hamouriya.

The White Helmets and Radio Al Kul blamed Russia, while VDC and the Syrian Free Army said the attack was the work of Assad.

VDC published seven people who killed by names.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Fadi Zuheir al Bashash Child male killed
  • Imad Dirkhbani Child male killed
  • Maher Abu Al Joz Child male
  • Labiba Arabi Adult female killed
  • Fadia Issa or Eisa Adult female killed
  • Malak Hamandoush Age unknown female killed
  • Khalil Subhi Aamer Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (4 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets inspect a demolished building following an alleged Russian raid on Damascus, Nov 7th (via The White Helmets)
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    Footage of casualties following the alleged Russian raid on Douma, Nov 7th.
  • The moment a child was pulled from the rubble following the alleged Russian strike on the town of Saqba, Nov 7th.
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Sakaba, Nov 7th.

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the area between the neighboring towns Saqba (سقبا) and Hamouriya (حمورة). The coordinates between the two towns are: 33.523493, 36.3847445. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia confirms in its report covering November 6th-9th 2015 carrying out strikes in Damascus governorate.

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
    7
  • (4 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]