Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS318

Incident date

December 26, 2015

Location

تدمر, Palmyra, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.5655244, 38.2873535 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Four civilians including a child were reported killed in major alleged Russian air raids on Palmyra.

Revolution Palmyra reported as many as 60 strikes on the city by Russia, including with cluster munitions. It said the raids were concentrated as follows:

“- 10 air strikes on the city hospital which led to massive destruction

– 10 Raids on the Dr. Umayya building and surrounding homes in the central area.

– 12 airstrikes targeted a cultural center and the home of Dr. Mahmoud Bout which led to its almost complete collapse

– More Than 30 raids with cluster bombs on groves led to the outbreak of massive fires.

This led to the martyrdom of three people from the Aaborah family and the injuring of dozens.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    25
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
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    Graphic image of Musab al-Ali Asaad Batman, who was killed in an alleged Russian raid on 25th December 2015. (via, Palmyra Palmyra Today)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

For December 25th-28th, Russia has reported that “In the course of three days, since December 25, the Russian aviation group has performed 164 combat sorties engaging 556 terrorists’ objects located in the Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqah provinces.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    25
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]