Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1895

Incident date

February 15–16, 2017

Location

صيدا , Saida, Daraa, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One named child died and dozens more civilians were wounded in alleged Russia or Assad regime airstrike on Saida, according to sources on the ground.

Omar Balkhi5  reported that a hospital in the town had been put out of service and that “dozens” of civilians had been wounded in a Russian strike.

According to Aljazeera, “a girl was killed and others were injured in Russian raids on the town of Saida in rural Daraa in southern Syria.” Aljazeera’s correspondent went on to add that “six field hospitals had stopped working because of the Russian raids heavily on the province of Daraa.”

However, Radio Alkul reported that the regime was responsible. According to “media activist Ahmed Al-Masalmeh  than 10 Syrian air strikes targeted the town of Naima in addition to three explosive barrels hitting the town of Saida, which resulted in a large number of wounded – with a number of people trapped under the rubble”.

Sky News also pointed towards the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

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 child)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]