Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS701

Incident date

March 2, 2016

Location

كسرة الفرج, Kasret Farj, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.9306391, 39.0059495 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Up to seven civilians including one child were reported killed and up to 71 others injured in alleged Russian airstrikes focusing on a water company on the outskirts of the city, according to multiple sources.

Shaam News reported that Russian warplanes used cluster bombs to target the water facility, killing seven non-combatants, injuring 70 more and causing widespread destruction to civilian property. A’amaq (ISIL’s media wing) said there were three Russian raids and put the number of injured at 71, with seven killed.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “The warplanes, alleged as Russian, cluster bombed the Water Foundation in the village of Kasrat Faraj in the southern part of the province of Raqqa, under the control of the ISIL, and killed five people, including a child, and about 20 others injured.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently also reported on the incident. It named three victims as killed in Russian strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mahmoud al Habib Adult male killed
  • Mazen Hikmat al Yussuf Adult male killed
  • Wouroud Samir Saoud  Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–71
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

  • Mazen Hekmat Yousef died in suspected Russian warplanes shelling on Raqqa city, March 2.' (via SN4HR)
  • The remains of cluster bombs, allegedly dropped by Russian warplanes on Kasret Farj, Mar 2nd (via RBSS)
  • Aftermath of the incident in Kasret Farj (via RBSS)
  • Aftermath of the incident in Kasret Farj (via RBSS)
  • Aftermath of the incident in Kasret Farj (via RBSS)

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 for March 1st to March 30th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–71
  • 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]