Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS169

Incident date

November 19, 2015

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

Fourteen or more non-combatants were killed and dozens injured in the shelling of Eastern Ghouta.

Since the attack reportedly involved both airstrikes including cluster munitions (by either Russian or Assad regime aircraft), as well as ground artillery fire from pro-government forces, attribution for the deaths remains unclear.

According to SNN, the “‘Sharia public body’ in eastern Ghouta announced the cancellation of Friday prayers in all the mosques of the city due to the violent bombardment the city is suffering and to preserve the lives of Muslims.

“Despite news of the agreement of a truce between Assad forces and rebels in eastern Ghouta as a goodwill gesture, the city suffered heavy shelling with all types of weapons, rockets from Assad forces on Thursday, in addition to several raids by  Russian aircraft.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ghaleb al-Baghdadi Adult male killed
  • Yousef Smoad Adult male killed
  • Baraa Hasaba Child female killed
  • Mohammad Taha al-Lamdani Adult male killed
  • Yasser Hasan Abdul Aal Adult male killed
  • Abo Khaled Nsair Adult male killed
  • Lukman al-Sleek Adult female killed
  • Mohammad Jamal Basheir al-Derra Adult male killed
  • Qamar Killis Adult female killed
  • Rabea Killis Adult female killed
  • Rayan Yehya Merjan Child female young girl who died from injuries sustained a few days previously “due to the Russian air forces shelling.” killed
  • Bashar Krenbe Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Nour al-Sayed Hasan Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    14
  • (3 children2 women7–9 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Rayan Yehya Merjan (via VDC)
  • A video shows the victim Ryan Yahya Morgan (via YASER ALDOUMANI2)
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    Another photo of Rayan Yehya Merjan (via VDC)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

No mention of strikes in Damascus governorate were made by Russia in its report for November 19th 2015.

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
    14
  • (3 children2 women7–9 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (8) [ collapse]