Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2002

Incident date

March 21, 2017

Location

الغوطة الشرقية, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus , Syria

Geolocation

33.51388889, 36.49861111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A single source, the Smart News Agency, reported that 23 civilians were killed and 109 others wounded in numerous airstrikes from both Assad’s regime and Russia across Eastern Ghouta, Damascus.

Smart News Agency used the Civil Defense as a source and reported that a spokesperson for them said: “among the dead were five children and a woman…while the majority of the wounded were women and children. They were killed by more than 54 raids by military aircraft of the regime and Russia.”

Smart reported that the Civil Defense did not mention the distribution of those killed across the towns and villages of Eastern Ghouta. However, Smart said that the areas struck were: Hazza, Douma, Harasta, Ein Tarma, Zemlaka, Hamuriya and others.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    23
  • (5 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    109
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    23
  • (5 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    109
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]