Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2096

Incident date

April 8, 2017

Location

طريق السد, Sadd Neighbourhood, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.617834, 36.109486 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Seven to nine civilians, including two women and two children, were killed in an airstrike in the Sadd neighbourhood in Dara’a, according to local media sources – though it was unclear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

Seven civilians were listed in the Violations Documentations Centre with their cause of death recorded as “warplane shelling” from “Russian troops”. Two others were named in tweets from @Kvrschms, who also reported that Russia was responsible.

PanoramaFM reported that “ warplanes and helicopters launched intensive air strikes with rockets and explosive barrels on the neighborhoods of Daraa al-Balad and Al-Sad neighborhood” – it is known that explosive barrels were used by the Assad regime.

Syrian Network for Human Rights did not positively identify the warplanes and reported that the attack was from the “Syrian-Russian alliance”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 9
  • (2 children2 women3–5 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

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
    7 – 9
  • (2 children2 women3–5 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]