Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2798

Incident date

December 13, 2017

Location

تل الضمان, Tal Al-Daman, Aleppo, Aleppo , Syria

Geolocation

35.810278, 37.252222 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

In airstrikes which reportedly “targeted” a medical centre in Tal Al-Daman, Aleppo, one civilian was killed and others were wounded. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, with most blaming Russia, while a few blamed the Syrian regime. One source didn’t identify the warplanes responsible.

Smart News Agency was the only local media to report on civilian harm.

Baladi News reported that “clashes and battles accompanied by artillery shelling and crazy missile by the [Syrian] regime forces on most villages and towns in the southern countryside of Aleppo”.

@Halab_TodayTV specified that there were 20 raids on the vicinity and that this target was the only medical point within the vicinity.

Images show partial damage to the infrastructure of the hospital and much damage to medical supplies.

One local source Tweeted that “Several air strikes with high-explosive missiles targeted the town of Tel Al Daman, south of Aleppo… heavy damage was caused to civilian homes and some public annexes in the town. Civil Defence teams searched the place, while no casualties were reported.” They did not attribute blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Members of the Civil Defence inspect the rubble of the hospital which was struck on 13th December 2017. (via @24Aleppo)
  • Members of the Civil Defence inspect the rubble of the hospital which was struck on 13th December 2017. (via @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Members of the Civil Defence inspect the rubble of the hospital which was struck on 13th December 2017. (via @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Members of the Civil Defence inspect the rubble of the hospital which was struck on 13th December 2017. (via @fawaz_jwaid)
  • Members of the Civil Defence inspect the rubble of the hospital which was struck on 13th December 2017. (via @fawaz_jwaid)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced being active in unspecified parts of Syria until December 11th, 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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]