Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1634

Incident date

November 18, 2016

Location

دوما , Douma, Eastern Ghouta, 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

Up to 20 civilians including four children died and dozens more were wounded in air or and artillery strikes on Douma, local media reported. The majority of sources blamed Russia, though Syriansnews said that “Russia and Assad” had launched multiple strikes on Damascus, including Douma, on this day.

Syrian Reporter said: “Our correspondent in al-Ghouta al-Sharqiyah said that air raids and artillery shelling continued since 7 pm on Thursday on the cities of Douma, Harsta and Arbeen.

“The death toll had risen to more than 20 – mostly children – and most of them in the city of Duma, which received the largest share of the bombing.”

Smart News Agency added” “In the countryside of Damascus, the mosques of the city of Duma today [Nov 18th] called for the cancellation of the Friday prayers, coinciding with an air and artillery bombardment”.

Among the named fatalities were three children and their mother.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Karam al-Wazir Child killed
  • Kadi al-Wazir Child killed
  • Obada al-Wazir Child killed
  • Samar Ruslan Adult female Mother of the above three children killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 20
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    The aftermath of the strikes on Douma, including images of dead children.
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    'Yamin is a child who was injured today in the eastern Gouta and needs a jaw operation'.
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    Khaled Turk, killed in a strike on Douma, Nov 18th.
  • Said Marjan "Pepper", killed in a strike on Douma, Nov 18th (via Douma.Revolution.2011)
  • Said Marjan "Pepper", killed in a strike on Douma, Nov 18th (via Douma.Revolution.2011)

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
    8 – 20
  • (4 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]