Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS273

Incident date

December 13, 2015

Location

حرستا, Harasta, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.55869, 36.36515 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Three adult males (one named as Othman al-Shayta aka Abu Omar possibly a civilian), were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Harasta.

The same dead were listed by the White Helmets who said that six air raids and artillery bombing on civilian neighbourhoods in Harasta had led to the deaths of three people, the injuring of several others, and the destruction of civilian property. They did not confirm the dead’s combatant status.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Othman al-Shayta aka Abu Omar Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (3 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of airstrike on Harasta, Dec 13th (via White Helmets)
  • Moments after the airstrike hit Harasta. (via, Syrian Documentation Centre)
  • The aftermath of a contested Russian and Syrian Regime airstrike. (via, Harasta City Facebook)
  • Cars and infrastructure destroyed by the airstrikes. (via, Saria Ebad, with a UMG Harasta Logo)
  • Another video of the streets in the aftermath of a contested airstrike. (via, Saria Ebad, with a UMG Harasta Logo)
  • Footage of the skies, moments after the airstrike fell. (via, Saria Ebad, with a UMG Harasta Logo)
  • Smoke fills the sky in Eastern Ghouta. (via, Syria Rebels Gathering Posts)
  • Another video of smoke filling the sky. (via, Anas al Khloe)
  • More footage of the immediate moments after an airstrike fell. (via, Baladi News)

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 is not known to have publicly released any information relating to its airstrikes in Syria between December 9th and December 14th 2015.

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
    0 – 1
  • (3 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 (19) [ collapse]