Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2009

Incident date

March 22, 2017

Location

جبل حويسيس, Jabal Huweisses, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.830432, 37.683964 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were reported killed and others injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Jabal Huweisses, Homs – though there was only one known source for the event.

Smart News Agency reported: “Four civilians were killed and others injured in an airstrike thought to be Russian on a city, village and mountain under the control of the Islamic State in the eastern Homs countryside in central Syria, activists said on Wednesday [March 22nd].

“The activists added that the warplanes launched raids near Mount Huweissis in the vicinity of the city of Palmyra (160 km east of the city of Homs), killing three civilians and wounding two women.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ 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 strikes between March 1st – 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]