Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISSY002

Incident date

November 12, 2019

Location

المزة, Al Mazza, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.497253, 36.236975 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed and ten others including a child injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on Mazzeh West Villas in Damascus – Syria on November 12th, 2019 according to local sources.

The sources reported that the airstrike aimed at killing the leader with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement Akram al-Ajouri. His son Mu’az Al Ajouri was reported killed, along with another person named Abdullah Yousef Hassan, and his granddaughter Batoul was reported injured.

Some sources said that Akram Al Ajouri and his wife were injured in the attack while others said he wasn’t in the building at the time of the explosion that took place in the early hours of Tuesday, Nov 12th around 4 am local time.

According to Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the explosion that was caused by the airstrike was strong that ‘the building targeted was heavily damaged and windows of nearby buildings and a number of cars were shattered.’

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mu'az Al Ajouri Adult male killed
  • Abdullah Yousef Hassan Age unknown male killed
  • Batoul Child female Al Ajouri's granddaughter injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Images for an unknown explosion in Mazzeh - West Villas (EuphratesPost)
  • Aftermath of the attack
  • Aftermath of an alleged Israeli airstrike on Mazzah in Damascus, Nov 12th 2019 (via SANA)
  • Aftermath of an alleged Israeli airstrike on Mazza in Damascus, Nov 12th 2019 (via Deirezzor Radio).

Geolocation notes (5) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the western area of Al Mazzeh (المزة) neighbourhood. Reviewing audio-visual material we have narrowed down the location of this strike, west of Rahman mosque (جامع الرحمن) to the following coordinates: 33.497253, 36.236975.

  • Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the western area of Al Mezzah (المزة) neighbourhood.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Reviewing audio-visual material we have narrowed down the location of this strike, west of Rahman mosque (جامع الرحمن).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged satellite imagery.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

  • Tagged visual material.

    Imagery:
    Euphrates Post

  • Tagged panoramic stitch of audio-visual material.

    Imagery:
    SANA

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]