Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4359

Incident date

July 29, 2021

Location

درعا البلد, Daraa Al Balad, Dara'a, Syria

Airwars assessment

The journalist Atef Al-Saadi was injured while covering the conflict in Daraa Al Balad by alleged Russian or regime strikes on July 29, 2021.

According to @Nabel_othman023, “the revolutionary journalist, Atef Al-Saadi, was injured due to the shelling and clashes in Daraa”. @FARED_ALHOR identified Atef as being a photographer.

@syria1agency added that Atef was injured “while covering the military confrontations in the western countryside of Daraa”.

The majority of sources did not identify who was responsible. However, a tweet from @FARED_ALHOR blamed “Iranian militias and Assad forces” for the shelling while the Syrian Civil Defense attributed strikes across the countryside to both Russia and the regime.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Journalist Atef Al-Saadi, who was injured while covering the battle in Daraa Al Balad on July 29, 2021. (Image posted by @JamousKasem and various other sources)

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

Iranian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Iranian Armed Forces
  • Iranian 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]