Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS231

Incident date

December 6, 2015

Location

تدمر, Palmyra, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.569294, 38.263063 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Three adult male civilians were reported killed and 20 wounded in an alleged Russian airstrikes on Palmyra, according to the Shaam News Network.

SNN reported that three Russian fighter jets launched multiple air raids, with half of them concentrated on the city of Palmyra and the other half on the outskirts.

The raids reportedly caused “massive destruction, where entire neighbourhoods were razed to the ground.”

Three victims were initially named by the Violations Documentation Centre.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mohammad al-Saleem al-Shalil – Adult male killed
  • Yazan Jameel al Shail Child Died from his injures on the 8th of December. killed
  • Ahmad Mahmoud Mezel Adult male killed
  • Khaled Abdulsattar al-Muhaya Adult male He died, “due to his wounds sustained from Russian air forces shelling” killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Palmyra (تدمر), for which the generic coordinates are: 34.569294, 38.263063. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has published no known record of its strikes in Syria between December 4th-8th 2015.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]