Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2345

Incident date

July 16, 2017

Location

حزة , Hazza, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.52034, 36.36494 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

As many as four children died and dozens more civilians were reported wounded in an airstrike on Hazza, according to sources on the ground. Most reports blamed the Assad regime, though there was also an allegation against Russia.

According to Akhbaralaan, “Activists said that the warplanes of the Assad forces fired several rockets on residential neighborhoods in the town of Haza on the outskirts of Zamalka, leaving four dead, including three children and a number of wounded”.

Aladeyehnews reported that “a medical source said four children were killed and more than a dozen others injured”.

@HadiAlabdallah put the death toll at five.

Jobar attributed the civilian harm to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (3–4 children)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: '5 martyrs, all of them children and dozens of wounded civilians as a result of the bombing of the Syrian warplanes on the areas of "Ein Tarma, Hazza, Zamalka" in Gouta # East Damascus'
  • Images of children wounded in airstrikes reportedly carried out by the Assad regime on Hazza, July 16th 2017.
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Translation: 'A child injured in the aerial bombardment of the Assad forces on the town of Haza in the suburb of Damascus, in which three other children were killed.'

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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 – 5
  • (3–4 children)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]