Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1213

Incident date

September 2, 2016

Location

دوما, Douma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5714804, 36.4033699 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians including at least one woman and her child died in an airstrike on Douma, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

The majority of sources, including Qasioun, the Smart News Network, the Syrian Press Centre and the Syrian Network for Human Rights, attributed the event to the Syrian regime.

A number of sources said that a woman and her child died, though Smart put the death toll higher at “a child, two women and a man, with three more women wounded.”

However, Iran Abab Spring blamed Russia, reporting that “an entire family were either killed or wounded while they were eating”.

A second source, Yasser voile Dumaini, also pointed towards Moscow, saying that “a mother and her daughters” died.

Some reports said that the deaths occurred as a result of artillery, with SMO publishing footage reportedly showing Douma moments after the shelling.

The Violations Documentation Center named the following victims as killed by “warplanes” belonging to the “Syrian government and affiliated militias”:

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1–2 children1–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    Rawan Al-Ayrout reportedly killed along side her mother in Douma - the human cost of alleged Russian shelling (Tweet via Osama_Almasari) [Page no longer available accessed via Airwars archive]
  • A container full of blood in Douma - remnants of the alleged Russian airstrikes on the neighbourhood (via Halab Today TV)
  • The house where Fatme al-Airoot and Rawan al-Airoot died from injuries sustained in suspected Russian warplane shelling (Youtube via Yasser voile Dumaini)
  • Footage of buildings in Douma - destroyed in an aerial bombardment allegedly carried out by Russia (Youtube via Yasser voile Dumaini)
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    A local woman stands with the bodies of the mother and daughter killed in suspected Russian shelling on Douma (Youtube via Yasser voile Dumaini)

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 September 1st – 30th 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
    3 – 4
  • (1–2 children1–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]