Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1533

Incident date

November 6, 2016

Location

الحمورية, Hamouriya , Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.528464, 36.389472 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between six and nine civilians, including up to four women and up to five children, were killed in alleged Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes in Houmouriya town, Damascus, according to sources on the ground.

The numbers of civilians reported wounded varied from 18 to 24.

LCCSY reported that “dozens of civilians were injured as the result of a preliminary result of shelling with guided missiles high explosives on houses in the town of Hamouriya”.

The area hit was reportedly made up of civilians and didn’t have any known rebel groups. According to Orient News, the victims of the airstrikes were all members of the same family and also included the father.

Graphic images posted by @aldemashqee and @YHoumms show young children being treated for serious wounds from the airstrikes. In addition, @salqin posted very graphic images of the bodies of the children that were killed.

Various news sources provided conflicting accounts of who was responsible for the airstrikes – Orient News and Syrian Network 4 Human Rights accused the Syrian regime forces,while Local Coordination Committee of Syria identified Russian planes as the culprits.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 9
  • (3–5 children1–4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    18–24
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
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  • A news bulletin including interviews with local civilians shows the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 6th November 2016. (via Orient news)
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    Family members scream with grief as the bodies of killed and injured children are dragged from the rubble following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 6th November 2016. (via Orient news)
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    An injured child is treated in a medical facility in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 6th November 2016. (via @aldemashqee)
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    An injured child is treated in a medical facility in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 6th November 2016. (via YHoumms)
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    An injured child is treated in a medical facility in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 6th November 2016. (via YHoumms)
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    The bodies of children killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 6th November 2016. (via @salqin)

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 November 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
    6 – 9
  • (3–5 children1–4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    18–24
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]