Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3289

Incident date

March 16, 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

Four civilians, all male, were killed in air and/or artillery strikes on residential areas of Hamouriya, Damascus countryside, according to the Violations Documentation Center in Syria.

One of the victims was identified as Nour Al Rihani, who was allegedly killed in artillery shelling, according to “The National Assembly of the veterans of the revolution” on Facebook. The others were reportedly killed in shelling with explosive barrels.

The Violations Documentation Centre listed the “Syrian government and affiliated militias” as the belligerent, whereas Shaam News pointed to the Russians as the responsible actor.

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
    4
  • (4 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]