Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3281

Incident date

March 15, 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

Seven civilians including two children died in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Hazza, local media said. There were reports that Russia conducted two strikes, the second of which killed a member of the civil defence and a medic.

According to @RaedAlSaleh3, “The martyr Ayman Jamal al-Din, a volunteer of the Civil Defense volunteers, was killed in a double air strike by Russian warplanes that targeted ambulance teams who worked to save civilians in the town of Hazza”.

@SiegeWatch reported “Mohammad Mohammad al-Tair, a member of the medical staff at Mercy Hospital in #Hazzeh” as killed “when his ambulance was directly targeted by pro-government forces.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed “Syrian/Russian” missiles for the death of four civilians including a child and a woman.

@AJABreaking noted the use of “chlorine gas” by the regime.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Hamad Al-Tai Adult male killed
  • Muhammad Muhammad al-Tair Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (2 children1 woman5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Translation: "Mohammad Mohammad al-Tair, a member of the medical staff at Mercy Hospital in #Hazzeh #حزة was killed today when his ambulance was directly targeted by pro-govt forces."
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Translation: "The martyr Ayman Jamal al-Din, a volunteer of the Civil Defense volunteers, was killed in a double air strike by Russian warplanes that targeted ambulance teams who walked to save civilians in the town of Hazza"

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
    7
  • (2 children1 woman5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]