Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3190

Incident date

March 7, 2018

Location

مسرابا, Mesraba, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.55027, 36.39659 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between five and six civilians were killed and several others were wounded in air and/or artillery strikes on the residential neighbourhood of Mesraba, local media reported. Sources blamed both the Russian and Syrian regime raids.

Alaraby News reported that “The Syrian Civil Defence in the countryside of Damascus [reported that a] woman was killed and 21 civilians were injured, including five women and three children, as a result of air strikes, missiles and heavy artillery targeted residential areas in the town of Mesraba, after 24 raids from Russian and Syrian warplanes.

However, others sources put the numbers higher. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, for example, “at least six civilians killed as Syrian/Russian warplanes fired missiles on several areas in Misraba town in Eastern Ghouta east of Damascus suburbs governorate, on March 7, 2018.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Nazeer al-Kholi Adult male killed
  • Samir Naser Allah Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Yousef al-Hajeh Adult male killed
  • Mohammad al-Saqqal Adult male killed
  • Naser Baker Adult male killed
  • Gassan Tabrneen Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 6
  • (1 woman6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    21
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Samir Nasrallah, killed in airstrikes on 7th March 2018. (via Misrab now)
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    Martyr Nazir al-Khouli killed in airstrikes on 7th March 2018. (via Misrab now)

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
    1 – 6
  • (1 woman6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    21
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]