Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3208

Incident date

March 8, 2018

Location

منطقة الفروع, Al Foru’ area, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.047222, 38.000278 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were killed and members of the Bani Khaled tribe were injured in airstrikes on the Al Foru’ area. Sources blamed Russian raids for the civilian casualties.

7al reported that “the area of ​​the Al Foru’ Badia Al Alyania has been subjected to more than five Russian raids. All the residents of the region are from the tribe of Bani Khalid, located in the Palmyra desert, northwest of the crossing of Talef on the Iraqi border.”

According to the Smart News Agency, “A number of civilians were killed and injured on Thursday [March 8th] in a bombardment by the Russian air force on the Al Alyania strip (60 km south of Palmyra) in the eastern Homs countryside in central Syria. Militants said the warplanes believed to be Russian launched raids on the Al Foru’ area, killing three civilians and injuring others from the Bani Khaled tribe, without giving further details.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]