Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2090

Incident date

April 7, 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

One child was killed and two others injured in airstrike in Douma, according to local media sources – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime was responsible.

Freedomraise News, who attributed responsibility for the event to Assad’s regime, detailed that “two rocket attacks were carried out at 4:30 pm today, the first hit the building adjacent to the office and the second hit the street opposite the office from the other side.” 

They added that the child, Amira Skaf, who lived in the neighbouring building and was no older than two years, had died during the shelling.

Enab Baladi News reported that two others were also injured in the raid.

The Violations Documentation Centre in Syria and the Local Development and Small-Projects Support offices were struck, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights. SNHR reported that it was “Syrian-Russian alliance warplanes” that carried out the attack. 

The incident occured at approximately 4:30 pm local time.

  • Amira Skaf Child female Reported to be no older than two. killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A child, Amira Skaf, thought to have been killed in a contested airstrike in Douma, 7th April 2017. (Via: Obada Alshami)
  • A child, Amira Skaf, thought to have been killed in a contested airstrike in Douma, 7th April 2017. (Via: Obada Alshami)
  • Amira Skaf, reported to be no older than 2 was killed in a contested airstrike in Douma. 7th April 2017 (Via: Freedomraise)
  • Translation: Syria - Damascus countryside: See the location of air raids on the residential neighborhoods of the city of Douma in the eastern Gouta.

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]