Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2337

Incident date

July 14, 2017

Location

عين ترما,, Ain Tarma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.51602, 36.35078 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian or Syrian warplanes committed “a massacre” in the city of Ain Tarma, local sources reported, killing at up to 21 named civilians including women and children. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, there were up to 20 strikes on the town. Some reports also said that the town was hit by surface rockets.

The lowest death count was given by @SyrianCoalition at two with “dozens” more wounded. However, most other sources said that between five or seven civlians had died, though the Syrian Network for Human Rights said that the death toll had risen to ” 10 including 2 children and 4 women”.

According to Orient, “warplanes targeted residential neighborhoods in the city of Ein Tirma with several air raids, causing the deaths of 12 martyrs, mostly women and children, after houses were demolished over their heads”.

The strikes came hours after the city was hit by poison gas, according to Orient News, who reported seven families remained stuck under the rubble.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Mohammad Jawdat Santiha Adult male Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Aya Mohammad Jodeh Santiha Child female Daughter of Mohammad Jawdat Santiha killed
  • Amineh Qosaibati Adult female Wife of Wife of Mohammad Jawdat Santiha killed
  • Ali Daedae Adult male Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Mohammad Rhayem Child male Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Giyath Dahrouj Child male Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Mohammad Rhayem Child male Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Tagreed Morjan Adult female Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Alia Bader al-Deen Adult female Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Nisreen Jarrah Adult female Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Soliman Taslak Adult male Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Ayman al-Homsi Adult male Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Maysae al-Badawi Adult female Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Amid al-Rawwas Adult male Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Batoul al-Sageer Adult female Killed by "Syrian government and affiliated militias" killed
  • Atia Badr Eddin Age unknown killed
  • Mohanad Rihani Age unknown killed
  • Nizar Ghaleb Yusuf Age unknown killed
  • Mona Fayoumi Khatib Age unknown killed
  • Ameed Al Rawas Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 21
  • (1–2 children1–7 women5–10 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • 'The massive destruction caused by the bombing of the airfield of Ein Tarma in the eastern Ghouta'
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Ain Tarma, July 14th 2017 (via Jobar)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ain Tarma, July 14th 2017 (via GhoutaGMC)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ain Tarma, July 14th 2017 (via GhoutaGMC)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ain Tarma, July 14th 2017 (via GhoutaGMC)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ain Tarma, July 14th 2017 (via GhoutaGMC)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Ain Tarma, July 14th 2017 (via GhoutaGMC)
  • More scenes from the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Ain Tarma, July 14th 2017
  • More scenes from the aftermath of an alleged Russian airstrike on Ain Tarma, July 14th 2017.
  • Widespread destruction following airstrikes on on Ain Tarma, July 14th 2017.
  • Mohammad Jawdat Santiha, killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Ain Tarma, July 14th 2017 (via Mohammad Al Shami)
  • Ghayath Dahrouj Abu Hassan, killed in an airstrike on Ain Tarma, July 14th - though VDC listed him as a child (via Amer Zaidan )

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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 – 21
  • (1–2 children1–7 women5–10 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 (19) [ collapse]