Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2209A

Incident date

May 1, 2017

Location

كفربطنا , Kafar Batna, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.514529, 36.374577 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russia or Syria warplanes carried out air raids in Kafar Batna, Eastern Ghouta, wounding several civilians, local media reported.

Enab Baladi reported through the civil defence that “three guided missile strikes and a cluster missile targeted the towns of Kafar Batna and Saqba in conjunction with the bombing of the town of Hamuriya, which led to the injury of dozens of civilians”.

Specifically reporting from Kafar Batna, sources reported “a number” of wounded civilians.

While most sources did not identify the culprit, several blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia; among these were al-Jazeera and @MHDYASEEN4.

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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A child rescued from under the rubble following the contested airstrikes in Kafar Batna, Eastern Ghouta, May 1st, 2017 (via @Um_Zed_homs)
  • A child rescued from under the rubble following the contested airstrikes in Kafar Batna, Eastern Ghouta, May 1st, 2017 (via Jobar)
  • Destruction of Kafar Batna, Eastern Ghouta, following the contested airstrikes on May 1st, 2017 (via Jabar)
  • Rescuing team is recusing civilians from under the rubble following the contested airstrikes in Kafar Batna, Eastern Ghouta, May 1st, 2017 (via Jobar)

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
    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 (8) [ collapse]