Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS203

Incident date

November 28, 2015

Location

دير العصافير, Dayr Al Asafir, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.466667, 36.419722 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Four non-combatants were reported killed – and several injured – following alleged Russian or Assad regime “violent raids” that struck civilian homes in Dayr al Asafeer, according to reports.

The White Helmets said the attack caused a huge fire which they extinguished but did not mention who the planes belonged to – referring only to “warplanes” which fired “four very heavy missiles”. Al Jazeera and Syria 2011 blamed Assad for the strikes. And Radio Al Kul said aircraft from both belligerents had battered the town.

The incident was first reported on November 28, 2015 at 11:42 am by Qasioun News Agency وكالة قاسيون للأنباء .

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • 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
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • White Helmets attempt to extinguish fire following an alleged Russian airstrike on Deir Al A'ssafeer, November 28th (via White Helmets)
  • Fires blaze in Dayr al Asafeer, following alleged Russian or regime strikes, Nov 28th (via Syrian Civil Defense in Rural Damascus)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Dayr Al Asafir (دير العصافير), for which the generic coordinates are: 33.466667, 36.419722. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia made no mention of strikes in Damascus governorate for the week of November 26th–December 4th 2015.

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
    4
  • 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
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]