Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3188

Incident date

March 8, 2018

Location

حزة, Hazza, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.52034, 36.36494 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between eight and ten civilians including two or three women were killed in air and artillery strikes on Hazza, local media reported. Sources blamed the Syrian regime and Russian alliance for the strikes.

Out of the ten named victims, three adult males were reported as unidentified.

Dozens of civilians reportedly were wounded in the raids.

Two rockets loaded with cluster bombs were struck on the raid.

The Violations Documentation Centre blamed “Syrian government and affiliated militias”.

Sources added that cluster munitions were used.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 10
  • (2–3 women7 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Wounded victims in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hazza, 7th March 2018. (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Wounded victims in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hazza, 7th March 2018. (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Wounded victims in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hazza, 7th March 2018. (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Wounded victims in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hazza, 7th March 2018. (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Wounded victims in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hazza, 7th March 2018. (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Wounded victims in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hazza, 7th March 2018. (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Wounded victims in the aftermath of airstrikes on Hazza, 7th March 2018. (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 10
  • (2–3 women7 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (9) [ collapse]