Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3016

Incident date

February 11, 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

At least one male civilian was killed and several other non-combatants wounded following alleged Russian or Assad-waged aerial and artillery shelling Hamouriya, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, local media reported.

Orient News’ correspondent described how strikes believe to have been conducted by the regime hit residential areas in the countryside town, killing one person and injuring “others.”

The remaining sources echoed the death of one civilian adding that several civilians were wounded.

Shaam News Network added that besides from aerial shelling, surface-to-ground missiles were also launched.

Sources were conflicted in terms of culpability. Orient News and Shaam News Network pointed to the Syrian regime, while Alaa Alahmad and Local Coordination Committees of Syria blamed Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Glimpses of some of the destruction the contested shelling caused in Hamouriya, Damascus, February 11th, 2018 (via Nidaa)
  • The moment Hamouriya, Damascus, is hit by contested warplane shelling, February 11th, 2018 (via ALaa Alahmad)
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    The Civil Defence working to rescue civilians following the contested bombardment in Hamouriya, Damascus, February 11th, 2018 (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • The contested bombardment of Hamouriya, Damascus, February 11th, 2018 (via Damascus Civil Defense)
  • The contested bombardment of Hamouriya, Damascus, February 11th, 2018 (via Damascus Civil Defense)
  • The Civil Defence working to rescue civilians following the contested bombardment in Hamouriya, Damascus, February 11th, 2018 (via SCDrifdimashq)
  • The Civil Defence working to rescue civilians following the contested bombardment in Hamouriya, Damascus, February 11th, 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

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]