Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2064

Incident date

April 3, 2017

Location

سقبا, Saqba, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.519286, 36.382427 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

As many as five civilians were killed – including a child and two women – and others were injured, following an alleged air and artillery strikes on the residential neighbourhood of Saqba. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. Some blamed Russia, while others blamed the Syrian regime for the raids.

According to Abohanin617 and Shehab there were multiple strikes on eastern Ghouta in the countryside Damascus since the morning of the 3rd of April, resulting in dozens injured and wounded.

Civilian homes were reportedly damaged in the strikes. Footage shows injured civilians being carried from their homes amidst the chaos of the aftermath.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1 child2 women)
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (17) [ collapse]

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    Civilians are carried from the wreckage of their homes in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Sky2018 - originally Civil Defence footage)
  • The exact moments an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Aladeya)
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    Civilians are carried from the wreckage of their homes in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Nawras)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Aladeya)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Aladeya)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Smart)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Abohanin617)
  • A civilian being rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Shehab)
  • A civilian being rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Shehab)
  • A civilian being rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Shehab)
  • A civilian being rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Saqba, 3rd April 2017. (via Shehab)

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 specific strikes between April 1st - 31st 2017.

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
    3 – 5
  • (1 child2 women)
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]