Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS660

Incident date

February 24, 2016

Location

زملكا, Zamalka, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5261, 36.35385 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Five civilians including two to three children died in airstrikes on Zamalka according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

In a news roundup, Shaam News Network reported that “Russian enemy planes carried out intense strikes on the clash areas and on the towns of Douma, A’arbeen and Zamalka causing the fall of one martyr and several wounded.

Radio Akul also said a Russian raid killed a female child, while So-ria 98 reported that there had been four Russian strikes.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed missiles fired by the regime. Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies also said the regime was responsible and named several victims, including an unidentified man.

Other sources, including Nabd Syria, Smart and Qasioun also said the regime was responsible.

A number of reports referred to raids on Zamalka but didn’t identify the warplanes responsible.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Aysha Nuh Child female Named by Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies, died in regime random shelling killed
  • Duha Ibrahim Al-Khuli Child female Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies killed
  • Ali Abu Al-Qa’a Qa’a Age unknown male Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies killed
  • Ahmad Abd al Rahman Al Tabhi Age unknown male Named by Syrian Human Rights Center killed
  • Radwan Abdel Wahab Karnabeh Age unknown male Named by Syrian Human Rights Center killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2–3 children)
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

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 published no known record of strikes in Syria from February 17th – February 29th.

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
    5
  • (2–3 children)
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]