Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1964

Incident date

March 12, 2017

Location

درعا, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.900000, 36.200000 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Province/governorate

Airwars assessment

Two adult males were killed in an alleged airstrike on Dara’a, local media reported. Only one source, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, blamed the Syrian regime for the raid whilst the others all blamed Russian warplanes.

One of the men killed was a doctor. He was known as the “father of the martyrs” as in August 2014, an alleged Syrian regime raid killed all members of his family in a strike on Basra al-Hariri. Enabbaladi reported that “the doctor joined the ranks of the Syrian revolution since the early days and worked with a group of doctors in the ambulance caring for wounded demonstrators.”

Additionally it was reported that he participated in more than one battle, including the “Southern Storm”, and was injured during the Battle of the “Alotin” in Al-Khadr Hill in July 2014, the battle that coincided with the killing of his sons.

A media activist, who was covering the fighting in the neighbourhood, was also killed in the raid.

There were no reports of wounded civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

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    People grieve over the body of Dr. Hassan Hariri, after he was killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Dara'a, 12th March 2017. (via , Daraa Martyrs Documentation Office)
  • Dr. Hassan Hariri, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Dara'a, 12th March 2017. (via Smo-sy)
  • Dr. Hassan Hariri, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Dara'a, 12th March 2017. (via Enabbaladi)
  • Dr. Hassan Hariri and Mohamed Abazid, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Dara'a, 12th March 2017. (via @stefmhameed)
  • Mohamed Abazid, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Dara'a, 12th March 2017. (via LCCSY)
  • Mohamed Abazid, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Dara'a, 12th March 2017. (via SN4HR)
  • Mohamed Abazid, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Dara'a, 12th March 2017. (via Homs 24 news)

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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]