Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS404

Incident date

January 16, 2016

Location

عين ترما, A'ayn Turma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5148497, 36.3494682 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Three to four civilians died in alleged Russian airstrikes and/or shelling by the Assad regime, according to local sources. However, reports need further verification as half of them speak of Russian followed by regime shelling while the other half only mention regime shelling.

Orient News published a video showing the aftermath of a alleged Russian strike on “a popular market in Ein Tarma Rural Damascus“.

In a video by Aljisr Satellite Channel the reporter states that the area was targeted by Russian warplanes and then later subjected to artillery shelling.

SMO reported: four civilians were martyred and others were injured following the air strikes of the occupation warplanes Ein Tarma City“.

The Shaam News Network blamed shelling by the regime for killing three civilians.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A news bulletin reporting on the contested airstrike between Russia and the Syrian Regime which targeted a popular civilian market. (via, Al Jisir TV)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

In its report for military actions on January 19 2016, the Kremlin makes no mention of carrying out strikes in Damascus governorate.

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
    3 – 4
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]