Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1901

Incident date

February 17, 2017

Location

درعا البلد, Dara'a Al-Balad, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.607961, 36.099127 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

One civilian, Mohammed Nour – a reporter for Al Jazeera – was injured in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Dara’a Al- Balad, according to multiple sources.

Smart News reported that “aircraft likely to be Russian renewed raids on the neighbourhood of Daraa Al-Balad”. Whilst most sources also pointed towards Russia as being responsible for the event, some did suggest regime involvement.

However, some sources reported that “four barrels of explosives” were also dropped on Dara’a Al-Balad during the attack – a weapon that Assad’s regime was known to have used.

According to SMO news, “the aircraft carried out more than 11 raids on the districts of Daraa al-Balad.”

This event was part of a wider campaign by Russian and Syrian forces around the neighbourhoods of Dara’a this day, which reportedly killed between seven and ten civilians.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Pictures of the rising smoke from the neighbourhoods of Dara'a country in the city of Dara'a after being hit by Russian air raids today.
  • Translation: This is not the first time that our correspondent was injured in the coverage of the battles in the neighborhood of #Manshieh # Daraa_ Al-Ballad - when he was hit by a raid.
  • Translation: Media reporter Mohammed Nour, a reporter for Al Jazeera TV, was injured by the raid.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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]