Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2298

Incident date

June 21, 2017

Location

داعل, Dael, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.756529, 36.138453 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Two adult males were killed, and as many as 30 civilians were wounded, following air and artillery shelling on Dael, local media reported. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, some blaming Russia, others blaming the regime. The Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to the “Syrian-Russian alliance”.

Images show wounded civilians being treated in a medical facility in the aftermath of the incident. Additionally, footage released by Shab Da’eli lens, shows the exact moment – just before midnight – that the strikes hit the vicinity. 

The Smart News Agency reported that “13 children and eight women” were included in the numbers of wounded civilians. 

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–30
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Yazan Khalifa Shahadat, killed in an airstrike on Dael, 21st June 2017. (via VDC)
  • Ahmad Jameel al-Mohsen al-Asemi, killed in an airstrike on Dael, 21st June 2017. (via VDC)
  • Wounded civilians being treated in a medical facility in the aftermath of the airstrike on Dael, 21st June 2017. (via AmjadAssaf)
  • Wounded girl being treated in a medical facility in the aftermath of the airstrike on Dael, 21st June 2017. (via AmjadAssaf)
  • Wounded girl being treated in a medical facility in the aftermath of the airstrike on Dael, 21st June 2017. (via AmjadAssaf)
  • Wounded girl being treated in a medical facility in the aftermath of the airstrike on Dael, 21st June 2017. (via AmjadAssaf)
  • The exact moment an airstrike hit Dael, 21st June 2017. (via Shab Da’eli lens)

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 June 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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–30
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]