Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2874

Incident date

January 9, 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

Between nine and 23 civilians including as many as 13 children and seven women were killed, and dozens more were wounded, in air and artillery strikes which hit a residential vicinity in Hamouriya, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame for the strikes, some attributing blame to Russia while others blamed the Syrian regime.

“Dozens” were reported wounded, however there are currently no specific numbers.

The vicinity was, according to local media, struck with parachute missiles, causing an entire residential building to collapse.

Sources reported that many civilians were trapped under the rubble. Some footage released shows the body of a baby girl being pulled from the rubble. Many other photos published by local media show injured civilians receiving treatment in a medical facility in the aftermath of the raid.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Farah Mohiuddin Abbas Age unknown killed
  • Muhannad Mohiuddin Abbas Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmed Osama Abbas Child male killed
  • Mujahid Osama Abbas Child male killed
  • Maram al-Qusayr Child killed
  • Abdul Rahman Mahmoud Abbas Child male killed
  • Maria Sheikh Suleiman Age unknown killed
  • Kawthar Abdullah Abbas Age unknown killed
  • Al-Qanbari Age unknown killed
  • Sana Mahmoud Rustom Age unknown killed
  • Aisha Rustam Age unknown killed
  • Mowaffaq Abdullah Abbas Age unknown killed
  • Osama Ahmed Abbas Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 23
  • (7–13 children4–7 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (24) [ collapse]

  • Injured civilians are pulled out of the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Alaa Alahmad)
  • Injured civilians are pulled out of the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Zaman Alwasl)
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    A baby girl is pulled out of the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Al Jazeera)
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    A baby girl is pulled out of the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office)
  • A burial in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office)
  • A burial in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office)
  • A burial in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office)
  • A burial in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Enab Baladi)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Enab Baladi)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Enab Baladi)
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    An injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Enab Baladi)
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    An injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Enab Baladi)
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    An injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Enab Baladi)
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    An injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Enab Baladi)
  • An injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Enab Baladi)
  • An injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Enab Baladi)
  • An injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via SN4HR)
  • An injured civilian in the aftermath of an alleged Russian an Syrian regime airstrike on Hamouriya, 9th Jan 2018. (via Smart)

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
    9 – 23
  • (7–13 children4–7 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]