Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2319

Incident date

July 4, 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

One woman and a child were killed and up to five were left wounded, local media reported, in alleged Russian or Assad-waged airstrikes in Douma, Damascus.

Without identifying a culprit, Enab Baladi reported that four air raids had struck residential areas in Douma, leading to the death one one adult woman and one male child, both identified by name.

Smart News Agency cited the Civil Defense who said that “a child and a woman were killed and other wounded, following raids targeting the city”, adding that activists said that the warplanes were likely to belong to the Syrian regime.

Like the Civil Defence, several sources attributed blame to the Syrian regime. However,  once source, @ahmadalgotany, pointed to Russia as the culprit and the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the warplanes belonged to the “Syrian-Russian alliance”. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    Images from Douma on July 4th, 2017, during and after the city was hit by airstrikes, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime (via @ahmadalgotany)
  • Footage from the immediate aftermath of the contested airstrikes in Douma on July 4th, 2017 (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Aftermath of the contested airstrikes in Douma on July 4th, 2017(via @SyrianCoalition)
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    The child Mohammed Delwan was reportedly killed by the contested airstrikes in Douma on July 4th, 2017 (via SCDrifdimashq)
  • Footage from the immediate, chaotic aftermath of the contested airstrikes in Douma on July 4th, 2017 (via Syrian Civil Defense Center)

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 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
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]