Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1370

Incident date

September 30, 2016

Location

جسرين, Jesrin, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5112138, 36.3881891 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between three and four civilians including one woman died in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Jesrin in Eastern Ghouta, according to sources on the ground.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed the event to the Syrian regime, putting the death toll at three. Meanwhile, SCDrifdimashq reported that four people were killed and others injured.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights accused Russia of conducting the strikes, though a report by Syria News Desk said both the regime and Russia were involved.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the contested strikes on the town Jesrin in Eastern Ghouta, 30th September 2016. (via Qasioun News Agency)
  • Footage of the contested strikes targeting the town Jesrin in Eastern Ghouta, 30th September 2016. (via @mahe35)
  • Aftermath of the contested strikes on Jesrtin, Ghouta, 30th Septmeber 2016. (via White Helmets)
  • Photo of injured civilian, most likely from the incident in Jesrin, Ghouta, however the source does not provide specific details regarding location (via White Helmets)

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.

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
    3 – 4
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]