Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3149

Incident date

March 3, 2018

Location

بيت سوى, Beit Sawa, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.537531, 36.399937 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

As many as eight civilians were killed in airstrikes on Beit Sawa, according to local media. Although most sources reported that only one girl (aged five) and four men died, the highest death toll was given as eight.

Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for the raids.

Rockets and explosive barrels from helicopters were fired on the vicinity, according to sources. As many as 30 rockets were fired.

Violations Documentation Centre reported that four unidentified men were killed, another source suggested two children and a woman were killed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hala Al-Madani 5 years old female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 8
  • (2 children1 woman4 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    Hala Al-Madani, killed in airstrikes on Beit Sawa, 3rd March 2018. (via @HadiAlabdallah)
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    Hala Al-Madani, killed in airstrikes on Beit Sawa, 3rd March 2018. (via @Omar_Madaniah)
  • Hala Al-Madani, killed in airstrikes on Beit Sawa, 3rd March 2018. (via @Omar_Madaniah)
  • Hala Al-Madani, killed in airstrikes on Beit Sawa, 3rd March 2018. (via @zamanalwasl)

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

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 8
  • (2 children1 woman4 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]