Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1925

Incident date

February 26, 2017

Location

حي الوعر, Al Waer, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.740823, 36.669917 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were killed, including a child, and as many as 24 others were wounded in an alleged parachute missile attack on the residential neighbourhood of Al Waer, local media reported. All sources but one blamed the Syrian regime for the raid. The Shaam News Network was alone in reporting “violent raids by Assad and the Russian enemy”.

According to SMO, as many as 15 rockets were fired. Footage shows parachute missiles, taking as long as 80 seconds to descend upon the neighbourhood.

Sources reported that due to the severity of the injuries, the death toll was likely to rise.

A single source reported that up to 100 people were wounded. Most other sources put the figures between 6 and 24.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Footage showing a parachute missile descending on Al Waer from alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids, 26th Feb 2017. (via Homs media center)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids, 26th Feb 2017. (via Homs media center)
  • Footage showing a parachute missile descending on Al Waer from alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids, 26th Feb 2017. (via Homs media center)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids, Al Waer, 26th Feb 2017. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids, Al Waer, 26th Feb 2017. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids, Al Waer, 26th Feb 2017. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids, Al Waer, 26th Feb 2017. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids, Al Waer, 26th Feb 2017. (via Smart)

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 February 1st – 31st 2017.

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
    1 – 4
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]