Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1409

Incident date

October 5, 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

Five civilians including a woman and a child died in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Douma, according to sources on the ground. A further 20 non-combatants were claimed wounded.

Syria News Desk reported: “five civilians: a child, a disabled man, an old man, a woman and a young man children and disabled and elderly woman and a young man, and wounded more than 20 others”. Furthermore, the media reported that “the bombing has led to widespread destruction of homes and in the streets”. The twitter account @Douma_revo even reported about the illegal use of cluster bombs.

It remained contested who carried out the strikes in the city of Douma, which was controlled by the opposition. Most pointed to the Assad regime, such as Madar daily, Syrian Civil Defense, Ara News, while Syria News Desk attributed the strike to both the Assad regime and Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Islam Al-Shaeikh 4 years old identified by Micro Syria killed
  • Maha Sa’eb 45 years old female identified by Micro Syria killed
  • Yasser Nu’man 45 years old male identified by Micro Syria killed
  • Khaled Hassan Al-Jirudi 55 years old male identified by Micro Syria killed
  • Mohammed Al-Tubji 50 years old male identified by Micro Syria killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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
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    A civilian casualty is taken away from the scene by members of the White Helmets. (via SMO)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. Showing damage to civilian homes, (via, Baladi)
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    A disabled man and his wife were killed in an alleged raid. (via YousefAlboustany)
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    An injured man receives medical treatment in a hospital following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via Doumamedical)
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    An injured man receives medical treatment in a hospital following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid. (via Doumamedical)
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    Islam Al-Sheikh, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma. (via Islam Al-Sheikh)

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 October 1st – 19th 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
    5
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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]