Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS719

Incident date

March 10, 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

One woman and her child died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Palmyra, according to multiple sources.

Shaam News Network reported that a girl was killed and several others injured in dozens of alleged Russian airstrikes on Palmyra. It published a video showing bombing on neighbourhoods – though it is not clear whether this is the incident in question, as there were many reported raids on this day. The Network added: “The city has been under sustained artillery and missile attacks and  heavy air raids, which has led the activists to label the city as a ‘disaster’ zone.”

According to Syria Free, a mother and her daughter were killed and several more civilians wounded. Halab Today reported the death of “a civilian and a child” in a Russian strike.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the alleged Russian raids on Palmyra's neighbourhoods, March 10th - it's not clear that this image pertains to this incident as there were many raids that day (via Syrian News Network)

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
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]