Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS125

Incident date

November 7, 2015

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

News media and casualty recorders reported that between 25 and 26 civilians were killed including eight children and seven women – and more than a dozen injured – in airstrikes targeting a market where people were queuing to buy heating fuel.

It remains unclear whether the Assad regime or Russian forces were responsible for the attack.

According to The White Helmets – which came to the aid of casualties – there were three raids, with more than one missile strike. Both The White Helmets and Shaam News Network reported that at least ten non-combatants were killed as a result of Russian airstrikes and predicted that the death toll would rise. Severe damage was caused by fires in several shops.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said the death toll rose to 26 and initially blamed the regime. However, following an investigation, it declared that Russia was responsible. Radio Al Kul said the city had come under attack from both Russian airstrikes and “regime bombing with rockets and heavy artillery.” But the opposition station insisted the attack on the market was the work of Russian aircraft.

The Violations Documentation Centre published 25 victims by names.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Rateb Basheer al-Nisreen Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Natheer al-Nisreen Adult male killed

Family members (2)

  • Taghreed Abdul Naser Taha Child female killed
  • Mohammad Abdul Naser Taha Child male killed

Family members (3)

  • Khawla Yousef Ameen Adult female killed
  • Ghusoun Hasan Ameen Adult female
  • Hadiye Yousef Ameen Adult female killed

Family members (2)

  • Husam Yousef al-Nisreen Child male killed
  • Redwan Basheer al-Nisreen Adult male killed

Family members (2)

  • Hana al-Sayed Adult female killed
  • Rafaela Nadam Adult female killed
  • Mohammad Ibraheem Arbour Child male killed
  • Muhannad Subhi Khebiye Child male killed
  • Mahmoud Ihsan al-Jaje Adult male killed
  • Bilal Tayseer Subhiye Child male killed
  • Ghaydaa Haytham Seesan Adult female killed
  • Ahmad Merie Nafeest Adult male killed
  • Waleed Jamal al-Sabbagh Adult male killed
  • Hani Omar Hanan Adult male killed
  • Aamer Omar Urabi Adult male killed
  • Yaser Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh Bakri Adult male killed
  • Jalapa Bakkar Adult female killed
  • Fadi Nadam Child male killed
  • Mohammad al-Sleek Child male killed
  • Khaleel Badran Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    25 – 26
  • (8 children7 women10 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (39) [ collapse]

  • A military air raid targeting the residential neighborhoods of Douma in eastern Al Ghouta on 7-11-2015
  • Footage of the aftermath of the strike on Douma, Nov 7th.
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Footage of burnt bodies following the str8ike on Douma, Nov 7th
  • More footage of the alleged Russian strike on Douma, Nov 7th
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    More footage of the alleged Russian strike on Douma, Nov 7th
  • More footage of the alleged Russian strike on Douma, Nov 7th
  • Scenes from the aftermath of the Douma strike Nov 7th
  • Two child victims following an alleged Russian airstrike on Douma, Nov 7th
  • Debris: The air strikes hit the centre of the town of Douma in the suburbs of Damascus in Syria. Much of the area was destroyed
  • Terrifying: Syrians run for cover in a dusty street as they hear fighter jets, believed to be Russian, flying over the town of Douma today
  • Destroyed: A man gestures while people search for survivors in the rubble. At least 23 people, including women and children, were killed
  • Death: The Observatory said at least six children and seven women were among the dead and reported that the death toll could rise further
  • Damage: A Syrian man carries a woman wearing a white headscarf who was injured when the air strikes hit the town of Douma earlier today
  • Help: A Syrian boy receives first aid in the field hospital after air strikes hit a rebel-held town in the suburbs of Damascus in Syria, today
  • Burning: A dead body lies in the street as people inspect a site hit by air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russia earlier today
  • Despair: A Syrian man leans up against a pole in a field hospital following an attack believed to have been carried out by Russia
  • Pain: An injured man sits on a bed in a field hospital after air strikes, believed to have been Russian, hit the area killing at least 23 people
  • Slaughtered: The air strikes in the town of Douma, Syria today killed at least 23 people. The body of a child is pictured on the ground
  • Wounded: A man with a chunk of flesh gouged out of his left leg moaned and held his head as doctors worked on him after the air strikes
  • Fleeing: A man holds the hand of a little girl as they run through the streets following the deadly air strikes which killed at least 23 people
  • Air strikes: An observatory said at least six children and seven women were among the dead and reported that the death toll could rise
  • Attack: Syrian civil defence members carry an injured man through the streets of Douma following air strikes which killed at least 23 people
  • Killed: The body of a woman is carried on a stretcher following air strikes which a human rights monitor believes Russia is responsible for
  • Rubble: Syrian emergency personnel carry a body on a stretcher through the damaged streets of Douma following air strikes earlier today
  • Victim: Three men aid another Syrian who was injured in the air strikes in the centre of Douma today. The man appears to be unconscious
  • First aid: A man who was injured in today's air strikes in Douma, Syria, moans and holds his head as doctors work on his injured leg
  • Aid: A man who is covered in blood is carried to safety after air strikes hit the town of Douma in Syria today, killing at least 23 people
  • Injured: A man carries a little girl injured in the air strikes in the town of Douma, which were believed to have been carried out by Russia
  • Devastation: A Syrian ban runs through the streets of Douma carrying an injured child after air strikes hit the centre of the town today
  • Photos by Firas Abdullah | shows the aftermath of the two airstrikes hit Douma city.
  • Photos by Firas Abdullah | shows the aftermath of the two airstrikes hit Douma city.
  • Photos by Firas Abdullah | shows the aftermath of the two airstrikes hit Douma city.
  • Photos by Firas Abdullah | shows the aftermath of the two airstrikes hit Douma city.
  • Images that depict the shelling of the market
  • Images that depict the shelling of the market
  • Images that depict the shelling of the market

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia confirms in its report covering November 6th-9th 2015 carrying out strikes in Damascus governorate: “Near Jebel-Mgar mountain (Damascus province), an ammunition depot with improvised unguided rockets of the ISIS illegal armed group was destroyed. This object regularly provided militants with ammunition used for constant bombardment of residential areas of Damascus.”

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
    25 – 26
  • (8 children7 women10 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (32) [ collapse]