Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS367

Incident date

January 11, 2016

Location

حوش الصالحية, Al Hoash, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.51471, 36.4654 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Four to five civilians were killed – and many wounded – in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Hoash Al Salhiya, according to the Shaam News Network.

SNN referred to the incident as “a new massacre to be added to the series of daily massacres committed by the Russian aggression in the cities and towns of eastern Ghouta“.

Activists told the Network that the Russian airforce targeted the town with six high-explosive rockets which landed on civilian homes, killing four and  wounding many others.

The report concluded by noting that “the Marj region saw a day of violent clashes between Assad’s forces and factions Gervo turf operations ended with the rebels on several farms and killed more than two dozen of the elements of Assad’s forces.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Khaled Qallaa Adult male VDC notes they were killed by Syrian Regime forces killed
  • Ali Shukri al-Khateeb Adult male VDC notes they were killed by Syrian Regime forces killed
  • Alaa al-Helo Adult male VDC notes they were killed by Syrian Regime forces killed
  • Bilal Ghannoum Age unknown named by Syria2011 killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets place a body in an ambulance after an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Houash. (via, The White Helmets)
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    Khaled Qallaa, killed by an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, VDC)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between 11-15 January.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (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 (9) [ collapse]