Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2205

Incident date

May 1, 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

Three civilians, a baby girl, her mother and a boy, were killed and dozens more civilians were wounded as Hamuriya, Damascus, was hit by airstrikes, local media reported. Though it was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime were to blame.

Most sources reported the death of three civilians, namely a four-year-old baby girl, her mother and a 14-year old boy. Photos of the baby girls were published along with the reports.

The number of wounded spanned among the reports from two to “dozens”, while many reported around ten, including children.  Images were shared on social media of a little girl who was rescued from under the rubble.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights and Al Jazeera blamed the “Syrian-Russian Alliance” while several other sources only blamed the Syrian regime. Others merely referred to “warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

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    Sawsan al-Assassi, four months old, was reportedly killed by the airstrikes in Hamouriya, Damascus, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime on May 1st, 2017 (via SN4HR)
  • A child was rescued alive from under the rubble following the airstrikes in Hamouriya, Damascus, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime on May 1st, 2017 (via Syrian Civil Defense)
  • The civil defence rescued a child from under the rubble following the airstrikes in Hamouriya, Damascus, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime on May 1st, 2017 (via Enab Baladi)
  • The civil defence rescued a child from under the rubble following the airstrikes in Hamouriya, Damascus, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime on May 1st, 2017 (via al-Jazeera)
  • Destruction caused by the contested attack in Hamouriya, Damascus, May 1st 2017 (via @msallam19)
  • A baby was killed by the airstrikes in Hamouriya, Damascus, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime on May 1st, 2017 (via @nabeelAljamaey)
  • Sawsan al-Assassi, four months old, was reportedly killed as Assad or Russian-waged airstrikes struck the city of Hamouriya, Damascus, May 1st, 2017 (via Barzeh94)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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 May 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]