Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2201

Incident date

April 30, 2017

Location

النعيمة, Al Naima, Daraa, Syria

Geolocation

32.6317313, 36.1592245 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A mother and a child died in alleged Russian or Syrian regime strikes on the town of Al-Naima, according to local media.

A number of raids were  launched on town over several days, local sources reported. A father, Rabi Aal Aboud was left holding his dead child Mohamad, after artillery and military incursions hit the town.

The airstrikes came from Russian warplanes according to the Independent journalists of Houran – though the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the “Syrian-Russian alliance”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • 'Rami al Abod holding his child, Mohamad, who was killed in Syrian-Russian alliance warplanes missiles fired on al N’eima village in Daraa governorate eastern suburbs, April 30, 2017.' (via SN4HR)

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 – 2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]