Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3306

Incident date

March 19, 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

At least two civilians were reportedly killed and two others injured in an alleged Russian  airstrike on Hazza town in Eastern Ghouta, March 19th, 2018, according to local media sources.

Local Coordination Committees of Syria blamed Russian Forces for the airstrike stating that “Civilians were killed and injured as a result of Russian forces airstrikes using Thermobaric rockets on cities and towns of Zamalka, Erbin and Hazza in Eastern Ghouta”.

Abu Ali shared a post on Facebook from the Syrian Press Center stating that Zamalka and Hazza were targeted with cluster bombs without mentioning which side to blame.

@SyriaTwitte said there had been “several Russian night raids loaded with vacuum missiles”.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]