Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3247

Incident date

March 13, 2018

Location

عربين, Arbeen, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.538143, 36.364331 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Four to eight civilians were killed and others were wounded in a suspected napalm attack on the Grand Mosque in Arbeen, local media reported. Sources attributed the blame to Russian and Syrian regime raids.

Sources reported that helicopters threw as many as 15 explosive barrels on the residential neighbourhood, leaving civilians both dead and wounded.

Syria Noor reported that “The warplanes targeted the Grand Mosque – in the city of Arbeen in the countryside of Damascus – with several air raids, which led to the burning and causing massive destruction in the construction.The information office in Arbeen said that air raids targeted the mosque with several rockets loaded with Napalm incendiary material, which was banned internationally, which led to the damage to a large extent and the outbreak of fire in the area.

They also added that the entire mosque was burned down and its roof and walls were destroyed.

ZamanAlwasl said that “15 barrels of explosives” were dropped, while Step added that “phosphorus and cluster bombs” were also used.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rightsm “warplanes launched 17 raids on areas in the city of Arbeen, in conjunction with helicopters dropping at least 15 barrels of explosives”.

Sources published extremely graphic images of charred bodies.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Adnan Zaghloul Adult male killed
  • Anas Al Shahrour Adult male killed
  • Abdel Aziz Sheikh Qweider Adult male killed
  • Omar al-Khatib Age unknown male killed
  • Sobhi al-Margali Adult female killed
  • Abdul Rahman Al-Qallash Age unknown male killed
  • Samir Zaghloul Age unknown male killed
  • Hani Salem Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • (1 woman4–7 men)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
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    A victim of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th March 2018. (via Shohada`a Arbeen al Ahrar)
  • A victim of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th March 2018. (via Shohada`a Arbeen al Ahrar)
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    A victim of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th March 2018. (via Shohada`a Arbeen al Ahrar)
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    A victim of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th March 2018. (via Shohada`a Arbeen al Ahrar)
  • A mosque in the aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th March 2018. (via @haifaa_ahmad1)
  • A mosque in the aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th March 2018. (via @haifaa_ahmad1)
  • A mosque in the aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th March 2018. (via @haifaa_ahmad1)
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    The charred limb of a victim in he aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
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    The charred limb of a victim in he aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
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    The charred limb of a victim in he aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
  • An injured child in the aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th March 2018. (via @SiegeWatch)
  • An injured child in the aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 13th 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 type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • (1 woman4–7 men)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]