Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS613

Incident date

February 15, 2016

Location

عين ترما, Ain Tarma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.51602, 36.35078 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four non-combatants including one child died in airstrikes on Ain Tarma in Damascus governorate, according to two local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime carried out the attacks.

The Shaam News Network reported that “The towns of eastern Ghouta are still living under bombardment by aviation Russian aggression on a daily basis“, adding that non-combatants were killed and five others in Ain Tarma. But in a second report, SNN put the death toll higher at four. Syria Mirror attributed the incident to Russia, also putting the number killed at four.

However, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “at least 3 victims including a girl” died when regime warplanes fired missiles on Ain Tarma.

Zaman News also said that the regime was responsible and listed four victims.

Syrian Martyrs also named these victims and said that the regime was to blame.

But other sources, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, didn’t identify the warplanes responsible.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hala Edris Child male Named by Zaman News killed
  • Sa’eed Nazeef Age unknown male Named by Zaman News killed
  • Abdo Al-Hatti Age unknown male Named by Zaman News killed
  • Umar Al-Beqa’i Age unknown male Named by Zaman News killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child0–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Tweet by The Syrian Mirror speaking of four victims. (via, The Syrian Mirror)
  • Images of the aftermath of the alleged incident. (via SNN)

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 makes no public mention of having carried out strikes in Damascus from February 10th – February 16th.

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
  • (1 child0–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]