Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3228

Incident date

March 11, 2018

Location

حرستا, 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

Between eight and ten civilians, among them children and women, were killed (including four from one family and three others were injured in airstrikes on Harasta, local media reported. Sources blamed both Russian warplanes and the Syrian regime for the strikes.

There were reportedly as many as ten raids, and burning napalm was also used, sources said.

Multiple sources listed nine or ten fatalities, though some others, such as @KumaitAgency, put the number at eight.

The Violations Documentation Centre blamed the “Syrian government and affiliated militias”, but the Step News Agency pointed solely at Russia.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Moemina al-Meslmani 35 years old female killed
  • Aya al-Tali 18 years old female killed
  • Munther Soufan 4 months years old killed
  • Monzer Sofan Child male killed
  • Ammar al-Talli Child male killed
  • Adel al-Halbouni Adult male killed
  • Ahmad al-Laboun Adult male killed
  • Zakaria al-Shaikh Hasan Adult male killed
  • From Dogaim family Adult male killed
  • From Al-Kalsali family Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 10
  • (3 children2 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • Ammar Al Tali and Munther Soufan, killed in airstrikes on Harasta, 11th March 2018. (via Al Haji Abo Wais)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 10
  • (3 children2 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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]