Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3171

Incident date

March 5, 2018

Location

جسرين, Jisreen, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5112138, 36.3881891 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Twelve named civilians including women and children were killed, and dozens were injured, in air and artillery strikes which hit the residential neighbourhoods in Jisreen. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for the airstrikes.

One source reported that there were dozens of airstrikes on the vicinity.

As many as four children and six women were killed, sources said.

Syrian Civil Defence reported that “dozen [were] trapped under the rubble” in the aftermath of the raids. Footage and images show members of the Civil Defence pulling victims from the rubble.

The White Helmets added that “the number of martyrs in the city of Jisreen had risen to 11, including 4 children and 6 women as a result of renewed targeting of residential neighborhoods by air strikes and artillery shells.”

Radio Amal FM said that there had been “more than ten air strikes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 12
  • (4 children6 women3 men)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Jisreen, 5th March 2018. (via @SaadEddin_souma)
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    A victim is pulled rom the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Jisreen, 5th March 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Victims are pulled rom the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes on Jisreen, 5th March 2018. (via @MOAZALSHAMY)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 12
  • (4 children6 women3 men)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]