Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3212

Incident date

March 9, 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

Nine or more civilians – mainly women and children – were killed and dozens were wounded in air and artillery strikes on Mesraba, local media reported. Sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the raids on the vicinity.

Sources reported that there were as many as 27 barrel bombs, as well as 18 airstrikes and over 150 artillery and mortar shells, leaving nine dead.

@SiegeWatch tweeted that “A group of five government helicopters today [March 9th] flew together, dropping at least a dozen barrel bombs on the people of Misraba, nine civilians were killed.”

Photographs show extensive damage to the residential vicinity.

Baladi said that the strikes occurred in the evening.

Graphic images of two child fatalities were published by several sources.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 11
  • (2 children8 women1 man)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Images showing extensive damage to the local vicinity in the aftermath of airstrikes, 9th March 2018. (via @HalabTodayTV)
  • Images showing extensive damage to the local vicinity in the aftermath of airstrikes, 9th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
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    A victim in the aftermath of airstrikes, Mesraba, 9th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
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    A victim in the aftermath of airstrikes, Mesraba, 9th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
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    A victim in the aftermath of airstrikes, Mesraba, 9th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
  • Raids on Mesraba, 9th 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 11
  • (2 children8 women1 man)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]