Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1557

Incident date

November 10, 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 four and nine civilians were killed, including up to four children and two women, and dozens more were injured in alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Douma, according to local media.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the airstrikes, with some attributing the blame to Russia, others to the Syrian regime, and some not attributing any blame.

Syrian-mirror reported that there were as many as 15 raids in Douma, while other sources reported as little as four. 

One source said that thermobaric missiles were used by Russian warplanes, while others reported that the aerial bombardment was a result of “dozens of artillery shells”.

Reports and images suggest that civilians remained trapped under the rubble of residential homes for hours. Syrian-mirror claimed at the end of the day that the death toll was likely to rise due to the severity of most of the injures. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mouhamad Anwar Mahbani Child male named by LCCSY killed
  • Taghrid Anwar Mahbani Child named by LCCSY killed
  • Tayseer Saidawi Child female named by LCCSY killed
  • Alaa Taleb Age unknown named by LCCSY killed
  • Noman Kaake Age unknown named by LCCSY killed
  • Abdulrahman al-Osh Age unknown male named by LCCSY killed
  • Safaa Akram Qattan Age unknown named by LCCSY killed
  • Samar Ahmad Ghazzawi Age unknown named by LCCSY killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 9
  • (3–4 children1–2 women)
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Members of the White Helmets digging the body of a civilian out of the rubble. They were killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on 10th November 2016, Douma. (via SCDrifdimashq)
  • The bodies of civilian casualties killed in alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Douma, 10th November 2016. (via SN4HR)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, showing damage to civilian homes, 10th November 2016. (via @Khbarsa)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, showing damage to civilian homes, 10th November 2016. (via @Khbarsa)
  • The aftermath of the alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, showing damage to civilian homes, 10th November 2016. (via @Khbarsa)
  • Members of the White Helmets digging the body of a civilian out of the rubble. They were killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on 10th November 2016, Douma. (via @Khbarsa)
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    Tayseer Sidawi, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on 10th November 2016, Douma. (via @yousef56sy)

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 specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones”.

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
    4 – 9
  • (3–4 children1–2 women)
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]