Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1928

Incident date

February 26, 2017

Location

دوما, Douma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5714804, 36.4033699 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between one and nine civilians were killed – including four children – and others were wounded, in an airstrike on Douma, local media reported. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, with some blaming Russia and others the Syrian regime.

Two sources put the death toll as high as nine, while two reported only one death. Other sources did not report of civilian casualties.

Almost all sources reported that the missiles deployed contained the internationally illegal substance, napalm. Photographic evidence shows the sticky substance on the floor in the vicinity of the strike. Additionally, huge fires broke out in the area causing mass material damage to cars and residential homes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 9
  • (4 children)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (17) [ collapse]

  • Fires in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian/Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Qasioun)
  • Fires are extinguished in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Smart)
  • Fires are extinguished in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Hadil oueis)
  • Fires are extinguished in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Hadil oueis)
  • Civilians are rescued in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Shehab agency)
  • Civilians are rescued in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Shehab agency)
  • Civilians are rescued in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Shehab agency)
  • Civilians are rescued in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Shehab agency)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Civilians are treated for their wounds in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Shehab agency)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Civilians are treated for their wounds in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Shehab agency)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Civilians are treated for their wounds in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Shehab agency)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Civilians are treated for their wounds in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Shehab agency)
  • Fires are extinguished in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Orient)
  • Nalpam. (via Orient)
  • Fires are extinguished in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Orient)
  • Fires are extinguished in the immediate aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Orient)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 26th Feb 2017. (via Douma revolution)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between February 1st – 31st 2017.

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 – 9
  • (4 children)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]