Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1912

Incident date

February 20, 2017

Location

حي تشرينشارع الحافظ , al Hafez street, Tishreen neighbourhood, eastern Damascus, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.55284, 36.337538 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In what was largely reported as a regime attack, seven civilians including up to two children and two women died in an airstrike on al Hafez street, in Damascus’ Tishreen neighbourhood.

On February 20th, the Step News Agency reported: “Assad’s regime continued its military campaign on the eastern neighborhoods in the capital Damascus for the third consecutive day, while preventing the exit of civilians and the families from the Barza neighborhood and allowing the exit of school and university students only.

“The Step correspondent spoke of a Russian fighter carrying out a strike with guided missiles on Hafiz Street in the Tishreen neighborhood at about five minutes past nine o’clock on Monday February 20th. This led to the death of seven people, including two children and two women. Additionally, dozens more civilians were wounded – some critically, and were taken to nearby medical points for treatment”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights also put the death toll at seven (including a child and a woman) – and blamed the regime – as did LCCSY.

However, Halab Today attributed the event to Russia.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (1–2 children1–2 women)
  • 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 (6) [ 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
    7
  • (1–2 children1–2 women)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]