Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1908

Incident date

February 18, 2017

Location

اليادودة , al Yadouda, central countryside of Daraa, Daraa, Syria

Geolocation

32.674634, 36.055718 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five named women – and possibly a girl – died in an alleged Russia or Assad regime air or artillery strike on al Yadouda in the central countryside of Daraa, according to local media.

According to Orient News, “Russian aircraft targeted the town of Al-yadouda in the countryside of Daraa Gharbi with several air strikes, killing five martyrs, including women and children, in addition to wounding dozens more, some of whom were left in a serious condition”.

Omar Balki5 tweeted that  “a woman and a girl died and a large number of people were wounded, mostly children, from the targeting of the town [al Yadouda] by the Russian warplanes”.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to the regime, reporting that “a girl and a woman died in when Syrian regime warplanes (allies) missiles fired on al Yadoda town in Daraa governorate western suburbs, February 18, 2017.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that both Russia and the regime had carried out strikes with “warplanes and helicopters” – in addition to “shelling by regime forces”.

Some other sources, including AlJazeera, put the death toll at six.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (1 child5 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: '30 air raids targeted the areas of "Daraa Balad, Bosra al-Sham, Ayadoudeh, Maarba" inDaraa, resulting in 11 civilian martyrs and wounded others.'

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (1 child5 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]