Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2097

Incident date

April 8, 2017

Location

طيبة, Tayba, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

35.08831, 38.914261 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three children were killed in an airstrike in Tayba, Dara’a, according to local media sources – though it was not clear whether Russia or Assad’s regime were responsible.

Local media Facebook page, Mohammed Al-Rifaei, named the three children who died in the attack and attributed responsibility to Russian forces. 

Whilst most sources suggested that Russia was responsible – some, such as @kvrsmchs, reported that it was “military aircraft” which could point towards Assad’s regime being responsible.

Syrian Network for Human Rights did not positively identify the aircraft and reported that it was an attack by the “Syrian-Russian alliance”.

A number of civilians were also wounded according to Step News, however there were no other known details on the injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • 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]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Translation: Ambulance of children and women in the town of Taybeh after being struck by Russian aviation.
  • One of the three children killed in an alleged Russian airstrike in Tayba, 8th April 2017. (Via: Mohammed Al-Rifaei)
  • One of the three children killed in an alleged Russian airstrike in Tayba, 8th April 2017. (Via: Mohammed Al-Rifaei)

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
  • (3 children)
  • 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]