Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS988

Incident date

July 11, 2016

Location

Displaced persons camp near al Qali', al Sokhna, 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

An unspecified number of civilians were killed and wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on a camp for displaced persons near al Qali’, al Sokhna, according to sources on the ground.

Sinn News, Shahba Press and Step News Agency all blamed Russia for the attack.

There are no reported numbers of those killed or wounded, but several sources do point to casualties.

According to the Shaam News Network, “martyrs and wounded fell by the raids of the Russian aviation which targeted civilians directly in Homs east.  Russian planes launched raids into Sukhna city and its environs, one hit a camp for displaced people in Kulaia area, and there were fallen martyrs and wounded.” Furthermore the source reported that “activists stressed that the bombing also caused the burning of three tents and a number of cars… there was an absence of revolutionary media from the region, as it is located within the controlled areas of state regulation.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A displaced persons camp near al Sokhna struck by alleged Russian attacks (via Sin news)
  • The effect of suspected Russian shelling on a displaced persons camp near al Sokhna (via@Syriafree339) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]

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 not reported any strikes between July 1st – 14th 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]