Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3308

Incident date

March 19, 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 or three civilians were reportedly killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces airstrike/artillery strikes on Harasta, March 19th, 2018, according to local media sources.

Sham Network reported that “Harasta was fired on by land to- land missiles and artillery shells, which led to the fall of two martyrs and the wounded.”

Shaam Network and ShahbaPress  blamed both the Syrian regime and the Russian forces for the attack, while Salamtk2011 and @HalabTodayTV  reported that Russian warplanes did the attack.

According to Harasta city page on Facebook, more than 30 raids targeted Harasta on that day, killing two civilians. However, the Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC) said there were three fatalities.

Qudspress  mentioned the use of rockets in Harasta and Douma.

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
    2 – 3
  • (3 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 (8) [ 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (3 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 (8) [ collapse]