Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3158

Incident date

March 4, 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

Three to four civilians were killed and others were wounded in airstrikes on Mesraba, according to local media. Sources are conflicted as to who was to blame, with some blaming Russia while others blamed the Syrian regime.

Misraba Now reported that “three explosive barrels of helicopters, in addition to several missiles and rocket launchers. A whole family burned not yet known as we weren’t able to document the names.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Bashar Hosain Adult male killed
  • Mahmoud Bashar Hosain Child male killed
  • Ahmad Khaled Ganoum Adult male killed
  • Omer Abd al-Kareem al-Khouli Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child3 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 (6) [ 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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child3 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 (6) [ collapse]