Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3253

Incident date

March 13, 2018

Location

حزة, Hazza, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.52034, 36.36494 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians – a man and a woman, both named – were killed in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes, and an unspecified number more were injured, local media reported.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “The areas of the town of Haza have been hit by a renewed bombardment of the regime forces by 10 shells, which affected areas, causing material damage, without information about casualties.”

Despite, this, all others sources reported that there were two fatalities as a result of the raid, including Violations Documentation Centre, who named the victims, blaming warplane shelling by the “Syrian government and affiliated militias”.

Abu Alkheer kheer noted that the victim Abd al-Rahman Ali Arafeh was his brother. He added that his aunt was also killed.He also noted that Abd al-Rahman Ali Arafeh was “the third among his brothers, and that his mother was killed by the bombardment of his house in al-Ghouta East”.

Sana Kasem published a post on Facebook saying that “my dear brother ‘s daughter, Ayat Husam Kasim, was taken prisoner by the army. The brutal regime caused a house to fall on her head. She was 20-years-old”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Abd al-Rahman Ali Arafeh, killed in airstrikes on Hazza, 13th March 2018. (via Abu Alkheer kheer)
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    Abd al-Rahman Ali Arafeh, killed in airstrikes on Hazza, 13th March 2018. (via Abu Alkheer kheer)

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
    2
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]