Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2033a

Incident date

March 26, 2017

Location

حرستا, Harasta, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.55869, 36.36515 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One baby girl was killed and up to nine were wounded as alleged Russian warplanes struck Harasta, Damascus, with airstrikes and artillery, local media reported.

SOHR reported that “warplanes carried out in the evening of today four raids on places in Harasta city in the Eastern Ghouta, which killed a child and injured 9 other persons including children and citizen women.”

Overall, most sources reported the death of one named baby girl and posted her photo along with their reporting from the incident.

SOHR reported the highest number of wounded of nine while the remaining sources merely referred to “several”. Most of the sources mentioned that children and women were among the wounded.

HalabTodayTV added that the attacks consisted of both air raids and artillery shelling.

Finally, all known sources attributed blame to Russian warplanes.

The incident occured around dusk.

  • Lillas Orabi Child female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    The child Lillas Orabi was killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on Harasta, Damascus, March 26th, 2017 (via @ShehabAgency)
  • Footage from the moment Harasta, Damascus was struck by alleged Russian airstrikes on March 26th, 2017, and causes panic among the civilians (via Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Footage from the immediate aftermath of the alleged Russian airstrikes on Harasta, Damascus, March 26th, 2017, where the civil defence is looking for wounds civilians in the rubble (via Damascus White Helmets)

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

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–9
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]