Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS733

Incident date

March 13, 2016

Location

السخنة, As Sukhnah, Homs, Syria

Geolocation

34.8848748, 38.8711739 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between seven and eight civilians including three children and one or two women died in alleged Russian airstrikes on Sukhna, according to local sources.

Shaam News reported that eight civilians including were killed and more than 10 others injured on alleged Russian raids on Sukhna. SNN added: “The co-ordinating city of Palmyra said that in addition to the martyrs and the wounded, there are dozens of civilians stuck under the rubble because of the large scale of the destruction.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that  “seven civilians, a man and two of his sons and a man and his wife and another man and a female civilian were killed, and others injured by the air strikes carried out by warplanes believed to be Russian’s targeted areas in Sukhna town of East countryside of Homs.”

Enab Baladi also put the death toll at eight but didn’t identify the warplanes responsible.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (3 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • "8 martyrs in the Russian air force massacre in Al-Sukhna" (Via Jisrtv twitter)

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
    7 – 8
  • (3 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]