Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1558

Incident date

November 10, 2016

Location

سقبا, Saqba, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.519286, 36.382427 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Three civilians – a girl and two women – died and several more were wounded, following an air or artillery strike on Saqba – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime was to blame.

Syrian Press Center reported that surface rockets were used in the attack, with other sources reporting on the use of missiles and heavy artillery shelling. 

According to sources, civilian homes were struck and there was much material damage in the aftermath of the raid. Additionally, SOHR reported that those wounded were critical and that the death toll was expected to rise.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 10th November 2016., which killed a girl and two women. (via @ShehabAgency)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 10th November 2016., which killed a girl and two women. (via @ShehabAgency)
  • A civilian casualty in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 10th November 2016., which killed a girl and two women. (via @ShehabAgency)
  • A missile shell in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 10th November 2016., which killed a girl and two women. (via @ShehabAgency)
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    Footage showing the aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Saqba, 10th November 2016. (via Baladi-news network)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 10th November 2016., which killed a girl and two women. (via @Syriahadath)
  • Buildings destroyed in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 10th November 2016., which killed a girl and two women. (via @SMO_SYRIA)

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 specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones”.

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
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]