Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3072

Incident date

February 23, 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

One named civilian man was killed along with “tens” of wounded, local media reported as Hamouriya, like the rest of eastern Ghouta, continued to be under aerial shelling, carried out by Russian and/or the Syrian regime.

Besides from airstrikes, Baladi News reported the launch of explosive barrels, and al-Jazeera, citing local sources, reported how “the regime (Assad, ed.) bombed the towns of Hamouriya and Arbeen with internationally banned cluster bombs”.

Meanwhile, Sky News quoted the civil defense who said that missiles loaded with the internationally-banned Napalm also were used in Hamouriya.

One civilian fatality was reported by several sources. For example, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “Russian warplanes carried out two raids targeting areas in Hamouriyah city, which resulted in the death of one person”, while adding that “tens of others” were left wounded.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) identified the victim by name and informed that he was an ambulance drive  from al Abbada town in eastern Ghouta.

While few pointed either exclusive Russian or Assad culpability, the majority of reports, including LCCSY and SN4HR, identified both Russian and Syrian regime forces as responsible for the strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]