Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3176

Incident date

March 5, 2018

Location

حمورية, Hamouriya, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.528464, 36.389472 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between 12 and 23 civilians were killed and dozens more were wounded in a reported chloride attack on Hamouriya, local media reported. Media blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the strikes which reportedly included cluster and barrel bombs, and surface-surface missiles.

Twenty civilians were named, however, three additional victims were named as unidentified adult males. Sources reported as many as 30 cases of suffocation, with “dozens of martyrs, wounded and trapped under the rubble.”

Sources reported not only chloride gas, but the use of cluster munitions, barrel bombs and surface-surface missiles.

@SiegeWatch reported that there was a “chemical attack today after UN aid convoy left #EasternGhouta. A barrel bomb hit a residential area of Hamouriya & started emitting a chlorine-like gas. Several families rushed to a medical centre.”

@SiegeWatch added that there had been “Devastation today [March 5th] in Hamouriya , where an estimated 23 civilians were killed in Syrian government and Russian attacks using cluster munitions, barrel bombs, surface-surface missiles, and airstrikes”.

Syria Noor said the attack happened “in the middle of the night, [when] the regime targeted a town of Hamouriya with toxic gases believed to be chlorine gas, causing dozens of civilians to suffer suffocation.”

According to Syria Noor – who blamed the regime – the attack came “in the middle of the night”.

The incident occured during the night.

  • Muayyed Kharban Age unknown killed
  • Haneen Ali Sursq Age unknown killed
  • Abdel Salam El Masry Age unknown killed
  • Bilal Badra Age unknown killed
  • Yeheya Bakir Adult male killed
  • Yahya Mohammed Shaho Age unknown killed
  • Ghaieth Bakir Adult male killed
  • Ali al-Aghawani Adult male killed
  • Diyab Aghawani Adult male killed
  • Talal Adult male killed
  • Rateb al-Erbeni Adult male killed
  • Sariya Issa Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Issa Adult male killed
  • Abdelrahman Issa Adult male killed
  • Tareiq Hamdou Adult male killed
  • Fayez al-Tereh Omar Adult male killed
  • Muhammed Ekhshou Adult male killed
  • Ammar Al-Masri Age unknown killed
  • Samer Badra Age unknown killed
  • Yahya Bakr Age unknown killed
  • Majed Iyass Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 23
  • (12 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–36
  • 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]

Media
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    The aftermath of the chemical attack on Hamouriya, 5th March 2018. (via @mohamed1aldaher)
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    The aftermath of the chemical attack on Hamouriya, 5th March 2018. (via @aboalhodaalhom)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Hamouriya, 5th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Hamouriya, 5th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Hamouriya, 5th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
  • A child who suffocated in the aftermath of airstrikes in Hamouriya, 5th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
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    Victims suffer from the chemical attack on Hamouriya, 5th March 2018. (via @Omar_Madaniah)
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    Tariq Hamdou Abu Ziad, killed in airstrikes in Hamouriya, 5th March 2018. (via Shaker Alhusayni )
  • Tariq Hamdou Abu Ziad, killed in airstrikes in Hamouriya, 5th March 2018. (via Shaker Alhusayni )
  • Fayez Omar Al-Tarah, killed in airstrikes in Hamouriya, 5th March 2018. (via Maher Assar)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 23
  • (12 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–36
  • 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]