Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2206

Incident date

May 1, 2017

Location

عربين, Arbin, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.538143, 36.364331 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed and up to seven were wounded in alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrikes on Arbin, Damascus, according to sources on the ground.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “a warplane targeted areas in Arbin city in the Eastern Ghouta consecutively with four missiles. This was followed by with 20 rocket shells by the regime forces on areas in the same city, which caused the injury of seven people, some of whom were seriously wounded”.

Additionally, several sources reported that the strikes inflicted great damage on the hospital in Arbin. Accompanying images depicted significant destruction.

Two sources, @HalabTodayTV and @arbeenfreedoom, reported the death of one named civilian man.

The number of wounded spanned from a couple to “dozens”. The Syrian Civil Defence added that women and children were among the wounded.

Sources were unclear as to whether to attribute the incident to Russia, the Syrian regime, or both.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes that struck the local hospital in Arbin, Damascus, on May 1st, 2017 (via Erbenhospital)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes that struck the local hospital in Arbin, Damascus, on May 1st, 2017 (via Erbenhospital)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes that struck the local hospital in Arbin, Damascus, on May 1st, 2017 (via Erbenhospital)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes that struck the local hospital in Arbin, Damascus, on May 1st, 2017 (via Erbenhospital)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes that struck the local hospital in Arbin, Damascus, on May 1st, 2017 (via Erbenhospital)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes that struck the local hospital in Arbin, Damascus, on May 1st, 2017 (via Erbenhospital)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes that struck the local hospital in Arbin, Damascus, on May 1st, 2017 (via Erbenhospital)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes that struck the local hospital in Arbin, Damascus, on May 1st, 2017 (via Erbenhospital)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes that struck the local hospital in Arbin, Damascus, on May 1st, 2017 (via Erbenhospital)
  • Aerial shelling of Arbin, Damascus, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime on May 1st, 2017 (via Zamanalwasl)
  • Footage of the immediate, chaotic aftermath in Arbin, Damascus, after residential areas were hit by the contested airstrikes on May 1st, 2017 (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • One of the wounded of the contested airstrikes in Arbin, Damascus, May 1st, 2017 (via @msallam19)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes that struck the local hospital in Arbin, Damascus, on May 1st, 2017 (via @Mamoun_sy)
  • A little girl was among the wounded caused by the contested airstrikes targeting Arbin, Damascus, May 1st, 2017 (via SN4HR)

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 strikes between May 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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]