Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3151

Incident date

March 3, 2018

Location

مسرابا, Mesraba, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.55027, 36.39659 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An entire family was reportedly burned to death due to a napalm bomb attack on Mesraba, according to local media. Sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime.

Sky News reported on “injury to civilians [including] burns and wounds, and that the shelling of the town occurred at midnight and repeated in the morning”.

@Dmcpress_ar  tweeted, “Massacre of a whole family and injuring dozens of civilians, including women and children, as a result of intensive air raids and explosive barrels fired by helicopter flying on the city of Misraba.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud Abd al-Razzak al-Tekleh Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A rescue in the aftermath of airstrikes on Mesraba, 3rd March 2018.(via @naharkw)
  • A rescue in the aftermath of airstrikes on Mesraba, 3rd March 2018.(via Damaski)

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 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]