Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1179

Incident date

August 21, 2016

Location

عربين, Arbeen, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.538143, 36.364331 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians including a child died and several more were injured in airstrikes on Arbin, according to sources on the ground. The majority of the sources blamed the Assad regime for the attack; none of the reports explicitly pointed to Russia, though a number didn’t identify the culprit.

Smart reported that “regime warplanes launched four raids on the city of Arbin in East Ghouta”.

According to @al_jazirah, “four civilians died and several others others were wounded in a bombing of Arbin by regime aircraft”.

@Syriapost1 and Radio AlKul also reported regime strikes on the town.
One adult male civilian fatality was named by the Violations Documentation – they say he was killed by “Syrian government and affiliated militias” warplanes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    Adane Kuke, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via, VDC)
  • Damage to the local infrastructure in the aftermath of an alleged raid. (via, al_jazirah)
  • Damage to the local infrastructure in the aftermath of an alleged raid. (via, al_jazirah)
  • Damage to the local infrastructure in the aftermath of an alleged raid. (via, al_jazirah)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between August 20th – 31st 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]