Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1877

Incident date

February 2, 2017

Location

حي القابون, Al Qaboun neighbourhood, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.547599, 36.338975 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were reportedly killed and 16 more injured in an airstrike on al Qaboun, Damascus, according to local media – though it is unclear whether Assad’s regime or Russia were responsible.

Geroun News who put the death toll at one and 15 injured, reported that:

“Russian fighter jets launched four air raids on the Qaboun neighborhood east of Damascus on Thursday [2nd], killing a number of civilian casualties. The raids coincided with the regime’s shelling of the neighborhood with artillery and rocket launchers in a military escalation, the most violent in nearly two years.”

LCCSY reported that three civilians were killed in the attack, whilst most other sources reported two deaths and named the victims.

Syrian Network for Human Rights, RASD and Syria News Desk attributed responsibility to Assad’s regime.

Media activists speaking to 7al news noted “It is worth mentioning that the neighborhood of Qabun has been in a truce with the regime forces, for more than a year. But the regime forces from time to time violate – through artillery shelling and airstrikes, in addition to the bombing of buildings on the outskirts of the neighborhood, on the pretext of the existence of the organization of Fatah al-Sham”.

The incident occured at approximately 10:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–16
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Regime warplanes kill civilians in Qaboun neighbourhood.
  • Translation: One of the airstrikes in Qaboun
  • Translation: Wounded due to russian warplane shelling in Qaboun
  • Translation: Russian raid in Qaboun leaves martyrs and wounded.
  • Translation: For the first time in 3 years, Al-Qaboun neighborhood witnessed air raids on Thursday, on civilian houses in the neighborhood, killing and injuring them. As a result, two civilians were killed Shadi Hamdi al-Kareidi, Abu Shadi and the martyr Abu Yazen al-Arabini, pointing out that there are other wounded in a serious condition, and some of the unidentified victims are still under the rubble.
  • Translation: 4 airstrikes with rockets on residential neighborhoods in #Qaboun, east of the capital #Damascus. Resulting in the death of two martyrs and 16 civilians wounded and missing under the rubble.
  • Translation: Victims of the bombing of warplanes on the neighborhood of Qaboun in #Damascus.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

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
    1 – 3
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–16
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]