Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1516

Incident date

November 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

Between two and three civilians were killed and dozens injured by airstrikes with thermobaric missiles in Douma city, local sources reported – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

According to LCCSY, Russia was allegedly responsible for the airstrikes. However, The Syrian Network for Human Rights and Free TV Syria attributed the shelling to government planes.

Various sources referred to the warplanes as targeting terrorists, specifically the “Army of Islam”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Bashar Hamada Age unknown male named by LCCSY killed
  • Ahmad Karim Age unknown male named by LCCSY killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

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 on November 2nd 2016 in 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
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]