Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2034

Incident date

March 27, 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

Between one and two civilians were killed and others were wounded in airstrikes against the city of Dara’a, local media reported.

Local sources gave conflicting reports of who was responsible for the airstrikes. The majority of sources, including Syria News Desk and Smart News, attributed the airstrikes to Russian planes. However, @AbazidMohamad identified regime forces as being responsible for the airstrikes that killed Alaa Abazid, a C\civil defense volunteer.

Syrian Mirror reported that regime and Russian planes were carrying out airstrikes against the neighborhoods of Dara’a but did not identify which specifically was responsible for the casualties.

According to Syrian Mirror, rocket-propelled grenades, cluster bombs, and explosive barrels struck the neighborhoods and farms of Dara’a. The Syrian Media Organization listed that at least six air raids, 14 barrels of explosives, and 17 rockets (ground launched) were carried out. The airstrikes destroyed multiple homes of civil defense teams searched through the destroyed homes to rescue victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Alaa Abazid Adult male Civil defense volunteer killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Photo of the explosion and smoke caused by airstrikes against Dara'a - March 27, 2017 (via Nabaa News)
  • Photo of the explosion and smoke caused by airstrikes against Dara'a - March 27, 2017 (via Nabaa News)
  • Photo of the explosion and smoke caused by airstrikes against Dara'a - March 27, 2017 (via Nabaa News)
  • Photo of the explosion and smoke caused by airstrikes against Dara'a - March 27, 2017 (via Nabaa News)
  • Photos of the explosion and smoke caused by airstrikes against Dara'a - March 27, 2017 (via Nabaa News)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

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 – 2
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]