Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2856

Incident date

January 6, 2018

Location

مسرابا, Masraba, eastern Al Ghouta, 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

Air and artillery strikes on Masraba wounded up to 15 civilians – and killed one child, according to sources on the ground. Reports blamed both Russia and the Assad regime.

According to Geiroon News, “medical staff tried within half an hour to revive a baby, who was pulled from the rubble, but did not succeed, and the child died as a result of the heavy Russian shelling”.

Other sources made no mention of fatalities, though Palestine News said 15 civilians had been wounded in the strikes. Other sources said “several” people were injured.

Alwatan News reported: “On Saturday [Jan 6th], 25 civilians were wounded in the town of Harasta and the town of Masaraba, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.”

Enabbaladi  said that “warplanes launched raids on Harasta, Irbid, Madara, Masraba, Ein Tirma and Zamalek, totaling 70 air strikes”, while SSA noted that residential buildings had been “targeted” in Masraba.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Masraba, Jan 6th.
  • Footage of the airstrikes on Masraba, Jan 6th,
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Masraba, Jan 6th.

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]