Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2371

Incident date

July 27, 2017

Location

أوتايا, Otaya, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.524241, 36.455908 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An unspecific number of civilians were killed, and as many as five were injured, including four women and an adult male, following an alleged Russian and Syrian regime air and artillery strike on Otaya, local media reported.

Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. Some blamed the Syrian regime for the raids, while others blamed Russian warplanes. A few simply blamed “warplanes” not attributing any blame.

Sources, including Smart News, reported that there were a total of seven strikes on the vicinity. Missiles were reportedly used. 

Footage shows the destruction in the aftermath of the incident, which included damage to civilian homes.

The wounded were taken to medical facilities in the aftermath.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Otaya, 27th July 2017. (via Step News Agency)
  • A girl revives medical treatment in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Otaya, 27th July 2017. (via SN4HR)

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 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
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (10) [ collapse]