Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2075

Incident date

April 4, 2017

Location

حمورية, Hamouriya, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.528464, 36.389472 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

As many as eight civilians were killed, and dozens more were wounded in an airstrike on a residential neighbourhood in Hamouriya. Sources were conflicted regarding who was to blame. All sources blamed the Syrian regime except Smart who pointed to Russian warplanes. The shelling reportedly occurred in conjunction with many other raids on towns in the countryside of Damascus.

TRT Arabic tweeted that dozens were killed and injured following Syrian regime raids on Hamouriya. They also published photographs of injured children being treated in a medical facility. 

Hazem Alshami published footage of the exact moment the raids hit, and captioned the video “An airstrike with seven rockets from the cities of Sakaba and Hamouriya in eastern Al-Ghouta”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 8
  • (4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 4th April 2017. (via Shehab)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 4th April 2017. (via Shehab)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 4th April 2017. (via Shehab)
  • Civilians are rescued in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 4th April 2017. (via Shehab)
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    An injured child awaits medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 4th April 2017. (via TRT Arabic)
  • An injured child awaits medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 4th April 2017. (via TRT Arabic)
  • An injured child awaits medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Hamouriya, 4th April 2017. (via TRT Arabic)
  • The exact moment airstrike hit Hamouriya, 4th April 2017. (via Hazem Alshami)

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 April 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 – 8
  • (4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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]