Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1899

Incident date

February 17, 2017

Location

بصرى الشام , Basra al Sham, Daraa, Syria

Geolocation

32.518102, 36.48006 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local media reported the death of one adult male civilian (named below) in an airstrike on Basra al Sham.

Most sources attributed the strike to Russia – and published images showing widespread destruction in the town. Civilian homes and a school were among the buildings reportedly damaged.

However Aljazeera and several other sources reported that the regime had also carried out air and artillery strikes on Basra al Sham.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 'The destruction of schools and civilian homes in the city of # Bosra al-Sham in the village of Dar'a al-Sharqi after being struck by Russian planes'
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Basra al Shamm Feb 17th (via Bosrapress)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Basra al Shamm Feb 17th (via Bosrapress)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Basra al Shamm Feb 17th (via Bosrapress)
  • More images of the aftermath of the alleged Russian strike on Basra al Shamm Feb 17th.
  • Translation: 'Russian warplanes carried out seven air raids on the city of Basra until the moment'
  • Translation: 'watch the destruction caused by the Russian raids on Basra al Sham in Daraa'

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 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]