Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1660

Incident date

November 21, 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

Two girls were killed and dozens of other civilians were wounded in shelling and airstrikes which struck the residential neighbourhood of Douma, local media said.

According to Smart News, some members of the regimes forces were also killed in the airstrikes. 

Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame for the alleged raid, with two sources blaming the Syrian regime, two sources blaming Russia and the rest not naming a belligerent.

Upsetting footage shows a young girl who is seriously wounded being transported to hospital in an ambulance. Other photographs show more wounded children being treated in a medical facility.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Sondos Diab Child female killed
  • Shahd Diab Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

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    A young seriously wounded child is taken to hospital in an ambulance in the aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Douma, 21st November 2016. (via SDC Damascus Countryside)
  • The aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Douma, 21st November 2016. (via @islamnedaa3)
  • Civilian is treated for wounds in a hospital in the aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Douma, 21st November 2016. (via @Doumamedical)
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    Civilian is treated for wounds in a hospital in the aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Douma, 21st November 2016. (via @Doumamedical)
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    Civilian is treated for wounds in a hospital in the aftermath of alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Douma, 21st November 2016. (via @Doumamedical)
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    Two young girls killed in alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Douma, 21st November 2016. (via Douma revolution)

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
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]