Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3155

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

A family of five was killed and an unspecified number of others were wounded, in an airstrike which hit the residential neighbourhood of Mesraba. Sources blamed both Russian warplanes and Syrian regime helicopters.

@aboarab28176261 reported “The martyrdom of the whole family and the injury of several civilians, including women and children, by the bombing of nine air raids and 10 explosive barrels on the residential areas in the town before midnight.”

The family name was reported as “Hurqa”. Some other named were published however these do not seem to be related to the Hurqa family.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud Abdel Razzaq al-Takla Age unknown male killed
  • Omar Abdul Karim al-Khuli Age unknown male killed
  • Bashar Hussein Adult male killed
  • His son Mahmoud Hussein Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmed Ghnoum Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

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
    5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]