Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2862

Incident date

January 7, 2018

Location

دوما, Douma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5714804, 36.4033699 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between one and 12 civilians were killed – including three children, a woman and a man – and as many as 30 others were wounded in air and artillery strikes on Douma. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, while some attributed blame to Russia and others to the Syrian regime.

One source, Alghad, reported that as many as 12 civilians were killed and 30 others were wounded. All other sources reported that only one man died, and he was also named.

All sources agree that a residential neighbourhood and popular vegetable market were “targeted” in the raids.

Yaqeen Network specified that “warplanes targeted three airstrikes, one of which was carrying an umbrella rocket, in addition to targeting the outskirts of the city with five surface-to-surface missiles”. They also named the male victim.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Akram Omar Al - Hanash Adult male married killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 12
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    30
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment after an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid struck Douma, 7th January 2018. (via Baladi News Network)
  • The exact moment after an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid struck Douma, 7th January 2018. (via IBN Doma)
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    Civilian casualties in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on Douma, 7th January 2018. (via Barada News)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 12
  • (3 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    30
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]