Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2310

Incident date

June 28, 2017

Location

المربعات, Al-Marba'at, Nabi’ al Sakher, Quneitra, Syria

Geolocation

33.093611, 35.951111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between four and eight civilians were killed – reportedly from one family – and others were wounded, when airstrikes struck Al-Marba’at town, local media said. According to sources, up to three children, a woman, and a man were killed in the raids.

Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame for the strikes. Some attributed blame to the Syrian regime while others pointed to Russian warplanes.

According to sources, the wounded – for which we have an unspecific number – were transferred to hospital.

Two to three raids were allegedly launched on the vicinity with long ranging missiles and RPG, with helicopters.

A photographs shows a truck which was struck in the raids, which killed a man and his son.

Additionally, Jisirtv reported that civilian housing was “targeted” causing many wounded – including women and children.

Step News Agency tweeted that “regime forces targeted both the towns of Naqab al-Sakhr with rocket-propelled grenades and helicopters, killing six others in Nabi’ Al Sakhra”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • (3 children1–4 women1–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    A child killed in an airstrike on Al-Marba'at, 28th June 2017. (via @baha2aldendally)
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    Bint Abdul Rahman Al - Nader, killed in an airstrike on Al-Marba'at, 28th June 2017. (via Bawaba.quneitra)
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    A child killed in an airstrike on Al-Marba'at, 28th June 2017. (via @Omar_Madaniah)
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    A child killed in an airstrike on Al-Marba'at, 28th June 2017. (via @Omar_Madaniah)
  • A truck which was struck in an airstrike on Al-Marba'at, 28th June 2017. (via @shevanabazeed)

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 June 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
    4 – 8
  • (3 children1–4 women1–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]