Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS250

Incident date

December 9, 2015

Location

النشابية, Al Nashabiya, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.514157, 36.487656 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to nine civilians were killed, including six children, and 14 more people wounded including a woman, in airstrikes and ground assaults on Al Nashabiya.

According to Shaam News the civilian deaths were a result of “violent attacks” by Russian warplanes and Assad’s forces. Activists published images showing the bodies of children who had “been broken in pieces by the fall of Assad shells at civilian homes.”

SNN reported that the area adjacent to Nashabiya had been experiencing intense battles in recent days.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 9
  • (5–6 children4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    14
  • 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

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Interviews with civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on al- Nashabiyya. (via, Syriahr)
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    Graphic image of a seriously injured, possibly deceased child following an alleged Syrian Regime and Russian airstrike. (via, SNN)
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    Injured child in a medical facility in Al Nashabiya. (via, SNN)
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    Graphic image of a deceased child. (via, SNN)
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    Image of a deceased child in the aftermath of an airstrike. (via, SNN)
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    A child receiving treatment in a medical facility following an airstrike. (via, SNN)
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    Graphic image of a seriously injured child. (via, SNN)

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

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
    6 – 9
  • (5–6 children4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    14
  • 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