Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3005

Incident date

February 8, 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

As many as six civilians, including one child, were killed and up to dozens were wounded as alleged Russian and/or Assad warplanes launched a series of air raids in Hamouriya in eastern Ghouta, Damascus, local media reported.

The strike, described by Local Coordination Committees of Syria, as “heavy night raids” hit a popular market and residential neighbourhoods, as reported by several media, including Orient News.

The death toll spanned from four to six. However, most sources agreed that the toll reached six, including one child, as reported by Damascus Media Center (DMC) and the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR). DMC identified the six fatalities by name.

At least two and as many as dozens civilians were wounded with many buried in the rubble, as several buildings were left completely destroyed.

It remains contested who carried out the strike. While SN4HR pointed to regime warplanes, Syrianoor pointed to Russia, while some other sources including al-Araby, pointed to shared Russian/Assad responsibility.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of the contested shelling of Hamouriya, Damascus, February 8th, 2018, that claimed many civilian victims left parts of the city in rubble (via Alaa Ahmad)
  • The aftermath of the contested shelling of Hamouriya, Damascus, February 8th, 2018, that claimed many civilian victims and left parts of the city in rubble (via Orient News)

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.

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
    4 – 6
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]