Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2099

Incident date

April 9, 2017

Location

داعل, Dael, Dara'a , Syria

Geolocation

32.756529, 36.138453 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed and three injured in an airstrike in Dael, Dara’a, according to local media sources –  though it was unclear whether Russia or Assad’s regime were responsible.

The strike hit the field hospital “Nabd Houran”, which according to Alaraby provided medical services to over 100,000 people. One nurse was killed in the attack.

The sources were split when it came to attributing responsibility. Step News Agency among others blamed Russian warplanes. However, Smart News reported that helicopter aircraft threw several barrels of explosives – weapons that are known to be used by the Assad regime.

Syrian Network for Human Rights did not positively identify the aircraft and instead reported that the “Syrian-Russian alliance” was responsible for the raid.

 

The incident occured after midnight.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The destruction following a contested airstrike in Dael, Dara'a, 9th April 2017. (Via: Alaraby)
  • Munther Ali Yunus Al-Jamous was killed in an airstrike in Dael, 9th April 2017. (Via: Daraa Martyrs)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]