Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1889

Incident date

February 13, 2017

Location

صيدا, Saida, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.6290749, 36.2233829 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least one woman was killed in airstrikes against the town of Saida in the countryside of Dara’a.

Local sources gave conflicting reports as to who was responsible for the airstrikes. Orient News reported that both the regime and Russia carried out airstrikes but did not determine which struck Saida. Other sources did give specific identities, with Victims Documentation Center and @eyadalzoubi blaming Russian airplanes for carrying out the airstrikes while All4Syria and Smart News named the regie as the culprit.

According to Orient News, the strikes on Saida was part of a campaign by regime and Russian warplanes to deliberately target residential buildings and service centers in the Dara’a area.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of a raid on Saida, Feb 13th. The image is taken from a tweet by Abdso0; the twitter account has since been suspended, but Airwars has archived the image,

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
  • (1 woman)
  • 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]