Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3184

Incident date

March 7, 2018

Location

سقبا, Saqba, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.519286, 36.382427 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Nineteen named civilians were killed and dozens more were wounded in a suspected chemical wepaon attack on Saqba, local media reported. Sources blamed the Russian and Syrian regime alliance.

@SiegeWatch, who published a video documenting the strike, tweeted that “Multiple chemical attacks reported, with a very strong chlorine smell.”

Sources reported that dozens of wounded were trapped under the rubble in the aftermath of the raid.

Two children, five women and two members of Civil Defence were killed in the raids on the residential neighbourhood.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abo Ali Khdair Adult male killed
  • Aniseh Khamees Adult female killed
  • Mowaffaq al-Sageer Adult male killed
  • Mohammad al-Bashash Adult male killed
  • Hassan al-Masri Adult male killed
  • Iman al-Masri Adult female killed
  • Barae Mohammad al-Masri Child male killed
  • Mahmoud al-Masri Child male killed
  • Mawadda al-Boni Adult female killed
  • Mohammad Soliman Adult male killed
  • From Abo Habra family Adult female killed
  • Ali Yousef Hazzae Adult male killed
  • Aysha Bakkar Adult female killed
  • Majed Korjek Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Korjak Adult male killed
  • Father of Majed Korjak Adult male killed
  • Mahmoud Othman Halaweh Adult male killed
  • Nafisa Khamis Age unknown member of the civil defence killed
  • Muwafaq al-Saghir Age unknown member of the civil defence killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 19
  • (2 children4–5 women10 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Mahmoud Othman Halawa, killed in suspected chloride gas attack on Saqba, 7th March 2018. (via H-syria)
  • The aftermath of a suspected chloride gas attack on Saqba, 7th March 2018. (via Barada)
  • The aftermath of a suspected chloride gas attack on Saqba, 7th March 2018. (via Barada
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    The aftermath of a suspected chloride gas attack on Saqba, 7th March 2018. (via @HalabTodayTV)
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    The aftermath of a suspected chloride gas attack on Saqba, 7th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
  • The aftermath of a suspected chloride gas attack on Saqba, 7th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 19
  • (2 children4–5 women10 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 (25) [ collapse]