Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS742

Incident date

March 23, 2016

Location

جسرين, Jisreen, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5112138, 36.3881891 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two civilians died in an airstrike on Hasreen, eastern Ghouta, according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

According to the Shaam News Network, the raids were “launched by a Russian Sikhoi 24“.

The network reported: “Activists said the shelling today focused on the towns of Bala and Zibdeen and Harasta and Jisrain in the Eastern Ghouta which started in the early hours, causing the fall of two martyrs and wounding of several more on the outskirts of the town of Hasreen. There was also destruction of residential property which coincided with the ongoing attempts by Assad’s forces to progress in the region.” Allser7 also said Russia was responsible

But other sources blamed the regime, with All4Syria reporting that “two civilians were killed and others were wounded, in violation of a new truce, the cessation of hostilities by the regime forces that targeted cities and towns Ghouta east of Damascus air raids and artillery shells”. Douma Revolution also put the death toll at two, but didn’t identify the waplanes responsible.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

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
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]