Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2332

Incident date

July 13, 2017

Location

الغوطة الشرقية, Easter Ghouta, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.51388889, 36.49861111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that areas in Eastern Ghouta, specifically Hazza and Ein Tarma, were subject to heavy aerial shelling, killing up to four civilians and wounding “dozens”, though it was unclear whether Russia or the Syrian regime was to blame.

@AJA_Syria cited al-Jazeera correspondent who reported “dozens of civilians, including women and children, were wounded by Syrian and Russian shelling of the towns of Ain-Terma and Hazza in Al Ghouta Damascus.”

Sources reported between two and four fatalities, the highest reported by Orient News. Three male victims were identified by name, two being killed in Hazza while the third in Ein Tarma. 

Besides from @AJA_Syria who reported “dozens” of wounded, most of the remaining sources reported that just as few were left wounded.

Sources were not clear as to whether attribute blame to Russia or the Syrian regime. A couple of sources identified Russia as the culprit while most, including Violation Documentation Centre (VDC) and the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) pointed to the Syrian regime. As cited above, @AJA_Syria, blamed both belligerents. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image published in association with the reporting of airstrikes in Eastern Ghouta, July 13th, 2017 (via Jobar News)

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 July 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 – 4
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]