Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS136

Incident date

November 8, 2015

Location

مهين, Mahin, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.24168, 37.05843 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

The Violations Documentation Center reported the death of four non-combatants, including three children, following alleged shelling by Russian warplanes, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that three civilians including two children died in the strike.

VDC has published the four victims by names.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Son of Tayseer Mohammad al-Atwa al-Zarqa 1 Child male killed
  • Son of Tayseer Mohammad al-Atwa al-Zarqa 2 Child male killed
  • Son of Tayseer Mohammad al-Atwa al-Zarqa 3 Child male injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (3 children1 man)
  • 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 (3) [ 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 confirms in its report covering November 6th-9th 2015 carrying out strikes in Homs governorate.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (3 children1 man)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]