Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2738

Incident date

November 17, 2017

Location

عربين, Arbeen, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.538143, 36.364331 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between three and four civilians were killed, and as many as 11 were wounded in air and artillery strikes on the popular market and residential homes in Arbeen. Sources blamaed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the raids.

According to local sources, there were between seven and 13 raids on the vicinity which caused mass local damage.

Members of the Syrian Civil Defence carried out rescue operations in the vicinity and transferred victims to medical points.

One image shows a young wounded girl receiving medical treatment in the aftermath.

The raids allegedly began in the morning and were long and intensive forcing people to leave their homes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammad Omer Safsaf Adult male killed
  • Anwar Ali Mosa Adult male killed
  • Abd al-Razzaq al-Marji Adult male killed
  • Khaled Qwaider "al-Rahawan" Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (10) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 17th Nov 2017. (via Arbeen Media Office)
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    Mohammed Omar Safsaf, killed in airstrikes on Arbeen, 17th Nov 2017. (via goutaDamas)
  • Anwar Ali Mosa, killed in airstrikes on Arbeen, 17th Nov 2017. (via goutaDamas)
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    Mohammed Omar Safsaf, killed in airstrikes on Arbeen, 17th Nov 2017. (via goutaDamas)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 17th Nov 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    The aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 17th Nov 2017. (via SCD Eastren Ghouta)
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    A victim in the aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 17th Nov 2017. (via Zamanalwasl)
  • Sighting of jets before the raids, Arbeen 17th Nov 2017. (via @SiegeWatch)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 17th Nov 2017. (via @Syria4Twitte)
  • An injured child in the aftermath of airstrikes on Arbeen, 17th Nov 2017. (via @said_abusbaih)

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
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11
  • 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 (25) [ collapse]