Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2853

Incident date

January 6, 2018

Location

حمورية, Hamouriya, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.528464, 36.389472 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

The Between 12 and 20 civilians were killed in air and artillery strikes which struck the residential vicinity of Hamouriya, local sources reported. The incident has been described as a “massacre”, with as many as 50 civilians wounded. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia. Moroever, many sources including Yrian Network for Human Rights blamed the “Syrian-Russian alliance”.

Enabbaladi reported that “four children and two women” were included in the death toll. Additionally, “fires broke out as a result of the shelling. The civil defence teams worked to extinguish it and remove the victims from the rubble”.

Alahram News put the death toll as high as 20.

According to Syrian Reporter, the intensive bombardment led to as many as 30 homes were destroyed, 100 were partially damaged, 20 shops were destroyed and 10 cars.

There were missing people, with many buried under the rubble. Footage shows a man buried alive, being rescued. Another photograph shoes the body of a baby girl, who became a victim of the raids.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 20
  • (4 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–50
  • 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 (34) [ collapse]

Media
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    An injured child in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via UMO erbeen)
  • The airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via Qasioun News Agency)
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    A man buried alive being pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via Step News Agency)
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    A man buried alive being pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via SCDrifdimashq)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via Syrian reporter news)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via Syrian reporter news)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via Syrian reporter news)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via Syrian reporter news)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via Syrian reporter news)
  • Fires in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via @shehap-agency)
  • Children rescued in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via @shehap-agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via @shehap-agency)
  • A civilian pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via @shehap-agency)
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    A child killed in airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via @2011hsr)
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    A child killed in airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via SNH4R)
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    A civilian pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via SN4HR)
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    A civilian pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via SCDrifdimashq)
  • A child pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via SCDrifdimashq)
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    A child killed in airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via SCDrifdimashq)
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    A child killed in airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via SCDrifdimashq)
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    A civilian pulled from the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via SCDrifdimashq)
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    A child killed in airstrikes on Hamouriya, 6th January 2018. (via SCDrifdimashq)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

In an article published on January 30th 2018 Russia reported: ”crews of the Aerospace Forces of Russia had successfully performed 34,561 sorties. The Minister of Defence pointed out that the Tu-22M3 long-range bombers, as well as the Su-24M, Su-34 and Su-35S short-range aircraft had proved to be efficient. The Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic bombers delivered 66 strikes by cruise missiles, and each eliminated the assigned target. The Minister of Defence also stated that Russian UAVs provided complete control over the whole Syrian territory. The head of the military department paid attention to the significant contribution to the achievement of the operation made by the Navy. The naval surface forces carried out 171 combat missions. The ships and submarines carried out 100 high-precision attacks with the Kalibr cruise missiles. For the first time, the aircraft carrier "Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Kuznetsov" participated in combat operations. Due to high professional skills of deck aircraft, 1,252 terrorist objects were eliminated.”

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
    12 – 20
  • (4 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–50
  • 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 (34) [ collapse]