Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS716

Incident date

March 7, 2016

Location

تدمر, Palmyra, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.5655244, 38.2873535 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Two civilians – one woman and a child – died in an airstrike on Palmyra according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were to blame.

Shaam News Network reported: “Russian planes supported Assad’s forces by bombing clash points. They targeted the city of Palmyra with dozens of strikes which caused the death of a child and a woman, and several injured.”

Multiple sources reported the death of the child Ahmed Mohammed Al-Saud, aged a year and a half, due to Russian strikes which hit a house in the Gateway area.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights and the Big Syrian Revolution also named Rasmiyeh Askar Al Hamra though killed by regime warplane missiles. Revolution Coordination in Palmyra said she died in a Russian strike.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed Mohammed Al-Saud, 1.5 years years old male from From al A’bbara, Homs killed
  • Rasmiyeh Askar Al Hamra Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Martyr, God willing, the child Ahmed Mohammed Al-Saud, and who was martyred yesterday by the Russian aggression raids on the city. God accepted among the martyrs, and has inspired his family patience and solace" (via Revolution Palmyra)

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.

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
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]