Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS718

Incident date

March 9, 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

At least three civilians died and dozens more were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Palmyra, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network reported that Russian warplanes launched more than 150 raids targeting neighbourhoods in Palmyra, resulting in the dozens of civilians being killed and injured “as well as significant damage and the outbreak of large fires“. It added that there had also been bombing by Assad regime helicopters with about 100 explosive cylinders, targeting all districts of the city. SNN‘s source noted that victims were still under the rubble, and that a woman and her child had so far been found.

One victim was named by the Violations Documentation Center as Abdulhakeem al Jameel

The victim was also named by other sources, which blamed Russia. According to Syria News Desk, “The Russian aviation launched more than 150 raids yesterday [March 9th]  on Palmyra, causing injury of dozens of civilians. Medical staff weren’t able to treat them because of poor medical facilities in the city. They also failed to take them to the town of Raqqa, for fear of bombing”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdulhakeem al Jameel Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 12
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Homs Palmyra: Russian aviation raids on the archaeological area destroyed 03/10/2016 (via Khaled Alhomsi Youtube)

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

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 12
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (11) [ collapse]