Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS665

Incident date

February 24, 2016

Location

صيدا, Saida, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.6290749, 36.2233829 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians died in an airstrike on Saida according to local sources. All but one allege that this was a Russian airstrike.

Among the sources blaming Russia were Baladi, Step, LCCSY and Dery News.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights put the death toll at three and said that regime warplanes were responsible.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Shokri Sulimsn al-Sharideh, killed in a contested Syrian Regime and Russian raid. (via, VDC)
  • The exact moments the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids hit. (via Yaqin Media)
  • The exact moments the alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raids hit. (via SMO)

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
    2 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]