Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1422

Incident date

October 9, 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

Local media reported that an alleged Russian airstrike on the suburb Douma in Damascus wounded several civilians, though there were no claims of fatalities.

According to the Shaam News Network, “Russian warplanes raids in both eastern and western Ghouta caused fires but no reports of civilian casualties. Activists said there were two raids in the center of Douma and one on the edges near Shifonia, which caused fires”.

Several sources noted the use of the internationally banned phosphor and napalm.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Fires in residential homes due to the use of phosphor and napalm bombs in Douma. (via SCD Rif-Dimashq)
  • Fires in residential homes due to the use of phosphor and napalm bombs in Douma. (via SCD Rif-Dimashq)
  • Fires in residential homes due to the use of phosphor and napalm bombs in Douma. (via SCD Rif-Dimashq)
  • Fires in residential homes due to the use of phosphor and napalm bombs in Douma. (via SCD Rif-Dimashq)
  • Fires in residential homes due to the use of phosphor and napalm bombs in Douma. (via SMO)
  • Fires in residential homes due to the use of phosphor and napalm bombs in Douma. (via CDS)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]