Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2169

Incident date

April 25, 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

Up to four civilians were injured in an airstrike in Douma, eastern Damascus, according to local media sources – though it was not clear whether Russia or the Assad regime were responsible.

The Facebook page, Douma Revolution, did not positively identify a belligerent but they reported that one of the injured was evacuated after “warplanes targeted residential neighbourhoods.”

Russian warplanes were “likely responsible” according to LCC-Sy, who reported that “several” civilians were wounded in the attack.

However, other sources such as @akhbar, stated that the strikes were likely conducted by Assad’s regime.

The only source to give an exact casualty count was Alaa Alahmad who reported on YouTube that two missiles caused four civilians to be injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: #Damascus_Countryside #Eastern_Alghouta The destruction caused by one of the air raids that targeted the city of Douma, in the countryside of Damascus with two missiles - resulting in four civilian casualties.
  • Translation: Evacuation of one of the injured after the bombing of the warplanes targeted the residential neighborhoods in the city of Duma, Damascus suburb today.
  • Translation: Wounded by airstrike, likely to be the Assad forces on the city of #east # Damascus

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]