Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1562

Incident date

November 10, 2016

Location

نصيب, Nasib, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.550502, 36.187213 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An entire displaced family of 10 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded when three airstrikes struck temporary homes on the Nasib boarder crossing in the village of Darcaa, sources on the ground reported. Reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

According to sources, including one which named the casualties, one man, three women and six children were killed. However, another source reported that it was in fact one man, six women and three children.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the airstrikes, with some reporting that the Syrian regime were to blame while others blamed Russian warplanes.

Disturbing footage showed the immediate aftermath of the airstrike with the bodies of victims still scattered about the ground.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (10)

  • Imad Mohammed Taqtaq Adult male leader of the "Free Army" killed
  • Wife of Imad Mohammed Taqtaq Adult female killed
  • Wife of Fuad Mohammed Taqtaq Adult female killed
  • Wife of Ahmed reformer Adult female killed
  • Mohammed Emad Mohammed Taqtaq 5 years old male killed
  • Tasnim Imad Mohammed Taqtaq 10 years old killed
  • Abdulrahman Ahmed Al-Musleh 3 years old male killed
  • Sidra Ahmed Al-Muslah 2 years old killed
  • Child Child A child martyr whose name did not reach the Imad Muhammad Taqtaq family killed
  • Child Child A child martyr whose name did not reach the family of Emad Mohammed Taqtaq killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (3–6 children3–6 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
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    Footage showing the immediate aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid which struck a camp for displaced peoples in Nasib, 10th November 2016. (via Daraa Martyrs Documentation Office)
  • The exact moments alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids struck a camp for displaced peoples in Nasib, 10th November 2016. (via Smo syria)
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    Child victims of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid which struck a camp for displaced peoples in Nasib, 10th November 2016. (via Baladi)
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    Child victims of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid which struck a camp for displaced peoples in Nasib, 10th November 2016. (via Daraamartyrs)
  • Victims of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid which struck a camp for displaced peoples in Nasib, 10th November 2016. (via Daraamartyrs)
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    Victims of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid which struck a camp for displaced peoples in Nasib, 10th November 2016. (via Daraamartyrs)
  • Victims of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid which struck a camp for displaced peoples in Nasib, 10th November 2016. (via Daraamartyrs)
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    Child victims of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid which struck a camp for displaced peoples in Nasib, 10th November 2016. (via Daraamartyrs)

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
    10
  • (3–6 children3–6 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]