Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2761

Incident date

November 25, 2017

Location

مسرابا, Masraba, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.55027, 36.39659 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

In what has been described as a massacre, between seven and 34 civilians were killed and as many as 80 were wounded in airstrikes on Masraba, according to local media. Sources attributed the blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

One source reported that as many as 15 children were killed. Another put the death toll for children as low as three.

Two of the dead were brothers, according to The Observatory.

The Observatory documented the killing of “21 civilians in the air strikes of the regime forces on the towns of Mesraba”.

Not only was a popular market on the main road struck, but civilian housing was seriously damaged in the raid.

Sources reported that five civilians faced amputations and the scene in the aftermath was descried as “horrific” and gruesome.

Images show members of the Syrian Civil Defence taking injured victims to a nearby medical facility in the aftermath.

One non-civilian adult male was listed by VDC, named Akram al-Hanafi.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ghosoun Mouhammad al-Qabouni Adult female killed
  • Yousef Mouhammad Abu Wahda Adult male killed
  • Issam Mouhammad al-Khouli Adult male killed
  • Adnan Jamal al-Khouli Adult male killed
  • Omar Abd al-Mou'een al-Khouli Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Ibraheem Shehada al-Hamoud Adult male killed
  • Omar Mouhammad Abd al-Raheem Adult male killed
  • Noor Mahmoud Mahjoub Child female killed
  • Abd al-Rahman Mouhammad Mahjoub Child male killed
  • Rasha Jasem al-Elwan Child female killed
  • Ahmad Mouhammad al-Meshref Adult male killed
  • Mahdi Mouhammad al-Meshref Adult male killed
  • Sumaya Anas al-Shehab Child female killed
  • Mansour Qasem al-Taweel Adult male killed
  • Saeed Ibrahim Balleh Adult male killed
  • Khaled al-Ali Adult male killed
  • Ibrahim Hussein Shaker Adult male killed
  • Mouhammad Yaser Awad Child male killed
  • Son of Mouhammad al-Basha Child male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 34
  • (3–15 children1 woman12 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–80
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via Step News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via S.M.O Syria)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via Qasioun)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via @HadiAlabdallah)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via @Orient)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via @ghaliakabbani)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via @Doumamedical)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via @JinaShashaah)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via @amsiiraq)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via @SCDHOMS)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via Syria Care Arabic)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via Syria Care Arabic)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes in Masraba, 25th November 2017. (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 34
  • (3–15 children1 woman12 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–80
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]