Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3150

Incident date

March 3, 2018

Location

حرستا, Harasta, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.55869, 36.36515 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two to four civilians were killed and several others were wounded in air and artillery strikes on Harasta, according to local media. Sources blamed both Russian and Syrian regime warplanes for the raids.

Mohamad Al Shaar, who named the civilians, reported that Ibrahim Far’oun (Al Harb), aged 18, was Al Mujahed (fighter). This suggests he may have been a combatant.

Between 25 and 30 raids struck the vicinity, including explosive barrels by the regime, according to media.

There were several injuries, some of them serious.

The incident occured at 7:00 pm local time.

  • Ibrahim Qaroush 18 years old male reported by one source as a fighter killed
  • Ayman Shilleh 25 years old male
  • Mohammad Bakira 37 years old male killed
  • Amer Dghaim Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (1–2 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 (3) [ collapse]

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    The body of a victim in the aftermath of airstrikes on Harasta, 3rd March 2018. (via Mohamad Al Shaar)
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    The body of a victim in the aftermath of airstrikes on Harasta, 3rd March 2018. (via Mohamad Al Shaar)
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    The body of a victim in the aftermath of airstrikes on Harasta, 3rd March 2018. (via Mohamad Al Shaar)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (1–2 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]