Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS678

Incident date

February 26, 2016

Location

عربين, Arbeen, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.538143, 36.364331 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between two and three civilians including one female child died in an alleged Russia airstrike on Arbeen, according to local sources.

Arabstoday, Baladi, DCHRS and Smart reported Russian raids on Arbeen. Baladi said that one female child was killed. Other sources didn’t identify the warplanes responsible, while Freeqabon reported “artillery shelling”.

Erbinrevo named Ismaeil Haj Youssef as a victim, “due to Mig warplanes shelling in Arbeen”. He was also named in in a contested strike in Douma on the same day. Two victims – killed “due to air forces shelling” were listed by the VDC including one Unidentified – adult, male.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Ismael Haj Yousef, killed in an alleged Russian raid. (via, VDC)
  • White Helmets drive to the scene in the immediate aftermath of the alleged Russian raid. (via, The White Helmets)
  • The exact moments the raid struck. (via, Baladi News)

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 – 3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]