Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2133

Incident date

April 16, 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

At least one civilian died and an unspecified number more were wounded in an air or artillery strike on Douma, local media said.

According to sources, there were heavy air and artillery strikes – including regime actions – on Douma on this day.

The Smart News Agency reported: “Russian warplanes targeted residential areas in the city of Duma (9 km east of Damascus), killing one civilian and injuring others, most of them children”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Wounded civilians following a strike on Douma, April 16th 2017.
  • The moment a missile struck Douma, April 16th 2017.
  • Civilians are rescued from a building by The White Helmets following a strike on Douma, April 16th 2017.

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]