Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2035

Incident date

March 27, 2017

Location

دوما, Douma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5714804, 36.4033699 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a child, was killed and others, including women and children, were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes against Douma in the Damascus countryside, according to sources on the ground.

Conflicting reports were given as to who was responsible for the airstrikes. The majority of sources, including @Omar_Madaniah and @ahmadalqalmone, identified Russian planes as being responsible for the airstrikes. However, @SyriaPressorg1 attributed the airstrikes to the regime and the Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to both regime and Russian as carrying out shelling on Douma.

Even as civil defense teams were attempting to rescue civilians from the rubble, missiles continued to strike the city of Douma. According to @Doumarevolutio1, and both airstrikes and artillery shells struck residential neighborhoods and led to casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

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    Images of a children injured in the airstrikes against Douma on March 27th, 2017 (via Douma Medical)
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    Images of a children injured in the airstrikes against Douma on March 27th, 2017 (via Douma Medical)
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    Images of a children injured in the airstrikes against Douma on March 27th, 2017 (via Douma Medical)
  • Video of civil defense teams searching for victims as airstrikes continue to explode in Douma - March 27th, 2017 (via Youtube)
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    Image of the child Yusuf al-Masri killed in airstrikes against Douma on March 27th, 2017 (via @Omar_Madaniah)

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
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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]