Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1981

Incident date

March 17, 2017

Location

الطبقة مسكنة , the road between Maskanah and Tabaqa, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.963172, 38.035655 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Eight civilians were killed and another 17 were injured when their bus was struck during an air raid between Maskanah and Tabaqa, according to sources on the ground. Smart News Agency reported that it is ‘likely’ the warplanes that conducted the attack were Russian.

The Violations Documentation Center in Syria has named Ahmad Al-Zaher as one of the victims, but Maskina al Habibi disputed this fact on Facebook claiming that he is ‘safe and well.’

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad Al-Zaher Age unknown male Named by VDC - though Maskina al Habibi said he was "safe and well".

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (1–2 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
    8
  • (1–2 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]