Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2987

Incident date

February 6, 2018

Location

مسرابا, Mesraba, 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

The town of Mesraba, Damascus, was hit by an airstrike that killed between one and five civilians, including two children and at least one women, and wounded several others, local media reported. It was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime was to blame.

According to local reports, the incident in Mesraba was one out of many that day in eastern Ghouta. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), called it the “most bloody day in Syria in the latest few weeks” referring to the bombardments of eastern Ghouta.

While Masar News reported one fatality, the remaining sources agreed that the strike had killed at least five civilians. SOHR and the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that two children were among the victims, adding that one or two women were also killed.

The Twitter account Qais Shami reported that “a father misses his three children in Masraba as a result of the missiles fired by the criminal regime’s planes”, suggesting that the number of killed children reached three and that they were siblings.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (2–3 children1–2 women)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    A little girl was reportedly among the victims of the contested airstrike in Mesreba, Damascus on February 6th, 2018 (via AJA News)
  • The moment Mesreba, Damascus, is being hit by the contested airstrike on Februar 6th, 2018 (via @HosamDamascene)
  • The moment Mesreba, Damascus, is being hit by the contested airstrike on Februar 6th, 2018 (via Abu Qusai)
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    A little girl was reportedly among the victims of the contested airstrike in Mesreba, Damascus on February 6th, 2018 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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 has not reported any strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.


Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (2–3 children1–2 women)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]