Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS674

Incident date

February 26, 2016

Location

جوبر‎, Jobar neighborhood, Damascus, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.528874, 36.337967 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two adult male civilians died in alleged Russian airstrikes on the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, according to local sources.

Smart reported nine Russian raids on the neighbourhood, while a tweet from FS_Muslim put the number of raids as high as 12. Baladi said two civilians died at the hands of Russia. Some other sources did not identify who was responsible, referring only to “warplanes”.

Two victims – killed in Jobar due to “air forces shelling” – were named by the VDC.

The victims were also named by Damascus Centre for Human Rights Studies, who blamed Russia for their deaths.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Heavy smoke in the aftermath of the incident on 26th February 2016. (via, Qasioun)
  • Footage of the exact momentsthe alleged raid struck on 26th February 2016. (via, Qasioun)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]