Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3254

Incident date

March 13, 2018

Location

حمورية, Hamouriya, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.528464, 36.389472 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

An unspecified number of civilians were killed and wounded in airstrikes on Hamouriya, local media reported. Sources lamed both Russian and Syrian regime raids for the strikes. There were multiple reports of barrel bombing.

Local sources said that cluster and phosphorus rockets were dropped by helicopters. There were as many as eight explosive barrels dropped onto the residential neighbourhood causing civilian casualties.

According to @haifaa_ahmad1, March 13th saw an “increase shelling with explosive barrels from the helicopter. Fourteen barrels were dropped, in addition to intensive artillery shelling with than 20 shells on residential neighbourhoods in the city since the morning until this moment.”

@syrianscene noted that “many civilians were injured in the targeting of civilian houses in the town of Hamuoria by Assad’s forces”.

Meanwhile, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported “the fall of martyrs and wounded civilians as a result of raids by the Russian warplanes on the cities and towns of Douma and Harsta and Kafrbna and bridges and Zamalek and Hamuria in Ghouta”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (9) [ collapse]