Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1898

Incident date

February 17, 2017

Location

أم المياذن , Um Almayathen, Daraa, Syria

Geolocation

32.585547, 36.190245 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between five and eight civilians (five of whom were named) died and as many as dozens more wounded in an airstrike on Um Almayathen, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

Rasd only reported wounded civilians, putting the number of injured at three – and blaming Russia.

But Orient said that four civilians from one family had been killed by Russian warplanes.

However, Daraa Martyrs listed three males as killed by explosive barrels reportedly dropped by the regime.

According to SMO, “helicopters dropped four explosive barrels on the town of Umm Al-Mayazen, killing one woman and her two children, and injuring dozens of civilians.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights pointed to both Russia and the regime, reporting “at least nine died, including three children and three citizen women, in the intense bombardment by Russia’s and the regime’s warplanes and helicopters, along with shelling by regime forces on areas in the towns of Um al-Mayathen, Bosra Sham, Tafas, Yadodeh”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Mohammed Yousef Al-Fashtaki Adult male ' He was killed after he was hit by explosive shells on the town of Umm al-Mayan, a displaced Golani' killed
  • Yamen Mohammed Taleb Al-Fashtaki Adult male ' He was killed after he was hit by explosive shells on the town of Umm al-Mayan, a displaced Golani' killed
  • Yusef Mohammed al-Fashtaki Adult male ' He was killed after he was hit by explosive shells on the town of Umm al-Mayan, a displaced Golani' killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 8
  • (2 children1 woman5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 'ussian raids on the town of #M_Mayanaan rural Daraa east'

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
    5 – 8
  • (2 children1 woman5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]