Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISSY021

Incident date

March 7, 2022

Location

محيط دمشق, The vicinity of Damascus, Damascus, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians were killed in alleged Israeli strikes in the vicinity of Damascus on March 7, 2022. In addition, up to four militants were also killed and up to six others were injured.

Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a Syrian regime-controlled news agency, reported that two civilians were killed by Israeli strikes in the vicinity of Damascus at around 5am, in addition to material losses. SANA added that the regime’s air defenses intercepted most of the missiles and that the source of the missiles was southern Lebanon south of Beirut.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights originally reported that there were no casualties resulting from the Israeli strikes but later revised their reporting to “two members of Iranian-backed militiamen were killed in the Israeli attack, one of whom is from the southern Syrian province of Daraa and was operating under the banner of a local Iranian-backed militia, and the other was not identified whether he is a Syrian or non-Syrian fighter. The Israeli attack also injured six Iranian-backed militiamen.”

A tweet from @HalabTodayTV differentiated between the civilians and militants killed, reporting that “two civilians and 4 members of the regime forces were killed in an Israeli bombing”.

A tweet from SAM Syria identified two of the people killed: Honorable Lieutenant Khaled Ghazi Ghazieh and Honorable Lieutenant Ali Muhammad Al-Nassar, both from Daraa Governorate – the city of al-Sanamayn. @HoranFreeMedia added that Al-Nasser “[worked] within a local militia backed by Iran.”

Euphrares Post quoted the official Iranian agency, Tasnim, which announced the killing of two leaders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards militia – Colonel Ihsan Karbalapour and Colonel Mortada Saeed. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added that both Colonels died after being transferred to hospitals in Damascus.

Shaam News quoted informed sources that indicated that the day before the strikes, “an Iranian Boeing 747 cargo plane belonging to Fars Qeshm Airlines (the Iranian Revolutionary Guards) made a flight between Tehran and Damascus and stayed at Damascus International Airport for about three hours.” Sout Al Asima added that Iran uses this plane to transport arms and ammunition shipments to Syria.

Military sources told Sout Al Asima that the strikes occurred at a site belonging to the Iranian militias in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport, another Iranian militia site south of the capital which they suspected was a warehouse for storing weapons, and an Iranian outpost near the city of “Al-Qutayfah”. @SAMSyria0 also identified a marble factory in the Al-Salima Industrial Area at the entrance to Dahiyat Al-Assad as a site of the strikes.

The incident occured at approximately 5:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected targets
    Assad regime, Iranian military
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2–4
  • Belligerents reported injured
    6

Sources (33) [ collapse]

Media
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  • One of the victims of Israeli strikes on Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by SAM Syria via Twitter)
  • One of the victims of Israeli strikes on Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by SAM Syria via Twitter)
  • One of the victims of Israeli strikes on Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by SAM Syria via Twitter)
  • The victims of Israeli strikes on Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by SAM Syria via Twitter)
  • Destruction to a marble factory in the industrial area in Al-Salimah, at the entrance to Dahiyat Al-Assad from the side of Tishreen Hospital Road. (Image posted by @SAMSyria0)
  • Destruction to a marble factory in the industrial area in Al-Salimah, at the entrance to Dahiyat Al-Assad from the side of Tishreen Hospital Road. (Image posted by @SAMSyria0)
  • Destruction to a marble factory in the industrial area in Al-Salimah, at the entrance to Dahiyat Al-Assad from the side of Tishreen Hospital Road. (Image posted by @SAMSyria0)
  • Destruction to a marble factory in the industrial area in Al-Salimah, at the entrance to Dahiyat Al-Assad from the side of Tishreen Hospital Road. (Image posted by @SAMSyria0)
  • Damage to a number of civilians’ homes and cars in Dahyat Harasta, Damascus Countryside caused by Israeli strikes. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage to a number of civilians’ homes and cars in Dahyat Harasta, Damascus Countryside caused by Israeli strikes. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage to a number of civilians’ homes and cars in Dahyat Harasta, Damascus Countryside caused by Israeli strikes. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage to a number of civilians’ homes and cars in Dahyat Harasta, Damascus Countryside caused by Israeli strikes. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage to a number of civilians’ homes and cars in Dahyat Harasta, Damascus Countryside caused by Israeli strikes. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by Syrian Arab News Agency)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by @radioshamfm)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by @radioshamfm)
  • Damage caused by alleged Israeli strikes across Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by @radioshamfm)
  • One of the victims of Israeli strikes on Syria on March 7, 2022. (Image posted by @YusufAd76532779)
  • Colonel Ihsan Karbalapour and Colonel Mortada Saeed, killed in alleged Israeli strikes on Damascus on March 7, 2022. (Image posed by Euphrates Post)

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected targets
    Assad regime, Iranian military
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2–4
  • Belligerents reported injured
    6

Sources (33) [ collapse]