Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2038

Incident date

March 29, 2017

Location

زملكا, Zamlaka, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5261, 36.35385 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and five civilians, including one to two children, were killed and at least 10 others were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes against the city of Zamalaka in the Damascus countryside. The civilians killed include two child siblings, Omar and Mazan al-Gharbi, and a Civil Defense member, Sameer Mohammad Akram al Ghoush.

According to @alikrarrkar and @amer_almohibany, a residential area was hit by the airstrikes. Reports by most local sources did not identify who was responsible for the airstrikes. However, Syrian Network for Human Rights published conflicting reports that identified both “Syrian-Russian alliance forces” and Syrian regime forces as carrying out airstrikes against Zamalaka. Al Araby also reported that the Syrian regime forces were responsible for the airstrikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1–2 children1–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
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    An injured civilian in the alleged Russian strikes against Zamalaka on March 29th, 2017 (via @MMisrNetwork)
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    An injured civilian in the alleged Russian strikes against Zamalaka on March 29th, 2017 (via @MMisrNetwork)
  • Images of the destruction caused by the alleged Russian strikes against Zamalaka on March 29th, 2017 (via @MMisrNetwork)
  • Images of the destruction caused by the alleged Russian strikes against Zamalaka on March 29th, 2017 (via @MMisrNetwork)
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    Image of a victim of the airstrikes against Zamalaka on March 27th, 2017 (via Ahmad Iz Facebook)
  • One of the victims of the airstrikes, Qasem Al Hamwi, killed on March 29th, 2017 in Zamalaka (via Taj Soo Facebook)
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    Images of Omar and Mazan al-Gharbi, killed in airstrikes against Zamalaka on March 29th, 2017 (via Mahran al Qadi Facebook)
  • One of the victims of the airstrikes, Sheikh Zakari Noman, killed on March 29th, 2017 in Zamalaka (via Coordination of the Syrian RevolutionFacebook)
  • Video of the Syrian Civil Defense rescuing civilians injured in airstrikes against Zamalaka on March 29th, 2017 (via Syrian Civil Defense Youtube)
  • Civil Defense member Sameer Mohammad Akram al Ghous killed in airstrikes against Zamalaka on March 29th, 2017 (via SN4HR)

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1–2 children1–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]