Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3202

Incident date

March 8, 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

Two civilians – a child and a member of the White Helmets – were killed and others were wounded in air and artillery and missile strikes on Saqba, local media reported. Sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the raids.

@HalabTodayTV tweeted the “demolition of residential areas by air, artillery and missile attacks”.

A child and a member of the Syrian Civil Defence were included in the death toll.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “Mohammad al Asas, a member of Civil Defense center 215, was killed as Syrian/Russian warplanes fired missiles Saqba city in Eastern Ghouta east of Damascus suburbs, on March 8, 2018.”

The strikes reportedly occurred in the morning.

 

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saqba, 8th March 2018. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saqba, 8th March 2018. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saqba, 8th March 2018. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saqba, 8th March 2018. (via @HalabTodayTV)
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    Maria Jum’a, a girl killed in airstrikes on Saqba, 8th March 2018. (via Abdlateef Al Ahmad)
  • Image of the father of the girl Maria Jum’a saying goodbye to his girl before she was buried (via SN4HR)
  • The burial of White Helmets member Mohammad al Asas (via SCD Damascus countryside)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Saqba, 8th March 2018. (via SCD Damascus countryside)
  • The burial of White Helmets member Mohammad al Asas (via SCD Damascus countryside)
  • The burial of White Helmets member Mohammad al Asas (via SCD Damascus countryside)

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
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]