Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4358

Incident date

July 29, 2021

Location

طفس, Tafas, Dara'a, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and five others were injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on Tafas on July 29, 2021.

@tommycats4 tweeted that “one person was killed and a number of wounded in the city of Tafas, west of Daraa, as a result of artillery shelling on the city by the Assad regime militia”. @Step_Agency also reported “a civilian was killed and a number of wounded” from the bombing.

According to a correspondent from Dara’a News, “at least five people were wounded, as a result of the bombing of residential neighborhoods in the city of Tafas”.

A tweet from @omar_alharir also identified civilians as being injured and in order to treat the injured, “the city hospital appealed to donate blood”.

The majority of sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to the regime. However, Syrian Civil Defense identified both Russia and the regime as carrying out strikes across Dara’a.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]