Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3279

Incident date

March 15, 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

Two civilians (adult males) died and several more were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Harasta, according to local media.

The Step News Agency reported that “Russian air strikes with rockets loaded with napalm, incendiary, cluster bombs, and explosive barrels [were dropped] on Harasrta”, among other locations.

But according to @Mustafa_ElHidir, the regime “targeted residential neighborhoods in the city of Harasta with several barrel bombs from helicopters”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ali al-Azn, known as Abu al-Rawd Adult male killed
  • Al-Hajj Abdul Kafi Qadado Age unknown male

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 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 (12) [ collapse]

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
  • (2 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 (12) [ collapse]