Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISSY008

Incident date

February 23, 2020

Location

دمشق , Damascus, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed in alleged Israeli airstrikes on Damascus in Syria on February 24th, 2020, according to local sources.

Al Yarmouk camp Facebook page reported “the news of the martyrdom of the young engineer, Muhammad Salim Ahmed Salim and his friend Ziyad Ahmad Mansour as a result of the Zionist shelling that targeted the headquarters of Islamic Jihad in the countryside of Damascus.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Israeli airstrikes targeted  “sites of the Islamic Jihad movement and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, south of the capital, Damascus, a few kilometers from Damascus International Airport.” According to the same source, six people were killed, ” two Palestinians from the Islamic Jihad movement and four from the pro-Iranian forces, one of whom was of Syrian nationality while the identities the rest are not known yet.”

Shaam Network reported that Avichay Adraee, a spokesman for the Israeli army tweeted that Israeli airstrikes targeted the Jihad movement in Syria and Gaza on February 23rd.

Eye on Hasaka reported on that day “A violent wave of shelling targeting the Syrian regime’s sites in the vicinity of Damascus and its countryside, coinciding with the launch of dozens of anti-missile missiles from the regime’s army barracks.”

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Salim Ahmad Salim was reported killed in an Israeli airstrike on Damascus on February 24th, 2020. (via Justice organization).

Israeli Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Armed Forces
  • Israeli Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]