Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1940

Incident date

March 4, 2017

Location

الدانا, al-Dana, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

36.218763, 36.768638 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to seven civilians, including children and women, were killed and “dozens” more were wounded as al-Dana, Idlib, in three airstrikes, carried out by Russia or the Syrian regime, local media reported.

Three men from the same family were reportedly among the victims. Multiple sources added that one or two children and several women were also killed.

According to Syria Mirror, “Russian aircraft on 4 March 2017 shelled the town of Dana in the northern countryside of Idlib with four raids, three of which were concentrated on populated areas north of the city, while the fourth targeted the rocky heights near the town. Our correspondent in rural Idlib said that five civilians were killed and 10 others injured in an initial incident, according to the Civil Defense and the Free Police in Al-Dana”.

A large majority of the sources attributed blame to Russia. However, one source, SMO-SY News, identified the Syrian regime as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 7
  • (1–2 children2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the moment al-Dana, Idlib, is hit by the contested airstrikes on March 4 2017 (via Jsirtv)
  • Footage of the moment al-Dana, Idlib, is hit by reportedly three airstrikes on March 4 2017 and the following rescuing efforts by the civil defense (via Syria defence center of idlib)
  • Footage of the chaotic aftermath of the contested airstrikes on al-Dana.
  • The immediate aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al-Dana, Idlib, on March 4 2017 (via Step News Agency)
  • The immediate aftermath of the contested strikes targeting al-Dana, Idlib, on March 4 2017 (via Step News Agency)
  • Footage of the civildefense trying to rescue civilians from under the rubble in al-Dana, Idlib, after the city was hit by airstrikes on March 4 2017 (via HNN)
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    The contested airstrikes on al-Dana, Idlib, on March 4 2017, caused multiple casualties, including women and children (via @braaaseralkdar)
  • The contested airstrikes on al-Dana, Idlib, on March 4 2017, caused multiple casualties, including women and children (via @HadiAlabdallah )
  • Muaz al-Sayadi was reportedly among the civilian casualties as al-Dana, Idlib, was targeted by contested airstrikes on March 4 2017 (via VDC)

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 March 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
    3 – 7
  • (1–2 children2 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]