Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3219

Incident date

March 10, 2018

Location

عربين, Harasta, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.55869, 36.36515 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

As many as ten civilians were killed and dozens were wounded in air and artillery strikes on Harasta, according to local media. Sources attributed blame to both the Syrian regime and Russia.

Smart, who only reported on one civilian death, added that Harasta was hit by “70 Russian air strikes, 15 military jets, 20 barrels of helicopters, 110 surface-to-surface missiles and 120 rocket-propelled grenades”.

Other media did not put the figured as high, however some footage at night shows a continual air bombardement, similar to the one described by Smart.

Residential homes were struck in the bombardement causing material damage and dozens of injuries.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hamzeh Abu Tarah Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Ali al-Ess Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Lawzeh Adult male killed
  • Abdul Moein al-Haboush Child male killed
  • Joudy Allaboun 5 months old years old female killed
  • Zakria Alzbdiny Age unknown killed
  • Akram Rehibany Age unknown killed
  • Nour Alwazeh Age unknown killed
  • Naser Qadado Age unknown killed
  • Zakria Souda Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 10
  • (1 child3 men)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment raids hit Harasta, 10th March 2018. (via @Eyad_Alhosain)
  • The exact moment raids hit Harasta, 10th March 2018. (via @waelwanne)

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 type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 10
  • (1 child3 men)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]