Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1917

Incident date

February 21, 2017

Location

المشتل, Al-Mashtal, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

35.113098, 36.754417 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al-Mashtal, according to a single source.

The Smart News Agency reported “raids struck al-Mashtal neighborhood in the city of Palmyra, wounding two civilians and destroying houses in the area.”

2baddi reported that the planes struck the mountain range adjacent to the archaeological fortress of Palmyra.

But Alraelradio said there had been “Syrian-Russian joint military” raids on ISIS sites in Palmyra – though neither this source nor 2baddi mentioned civilian harm.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • 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 has not reported any specific strikes between February 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]