Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3015

Incident date

February 11, 2018

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

Assad or Russian-waged shelling of Arbeen, eastern Ghouta Damascus, both from the ground and air, killed at least one child and one woman, and wounded several others, local media reported.

Damascus Media Center reported that 15 airstrikes and five ground-to-ground missiles had struck Arbeen since the morning, targeting residential neighbourhoods. Orient News also reported the use of the same type of surface-to-ground missiles.

Several reports mentioned that the shelling had caused civilian harm. Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported that shelling hit a range of towns in eastern Ghouta, including Arbeen, resulting in “martyrs and wounded”.

Specifically, one child was reported killed by the Civil Defence. Additionally, a tweet  Om Gazy mentioned the death of an unidentified mother.

Several civilians were reportedly left wounded, including the two children of the deceased mother, as reported by Om Gazy.

While the majority of sources identified the Assad regime as the responsible, the incident remains contested, as Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCCSY) attributed blame to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The moment Arbeen, Damascus, is being hit by Russian or Assad-waged airstrikes, February 11th, 2018 (via Arbeen Youtube)
  • The body of child Suhaib al-Zaghloul was found after days of digging following the contested shelling of Arbeen, Damascus on February 11th, 2018 (via Syria Civil Defence)
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    A two-months-old baby who had his feet amputated following the contested strikes in Arbeen, Damascus, that reportedly killed his mother and wounded his sister Batul, February 11th, 2018 (via Om Gazy)
  • Aerial shelling of Arbeen, Damascus on February 11th, 2018, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime (via Ghouta Media Center)
  • Glimpses of the destruction caused by the contested shelling of Arbeen, Damascus, February 11th, 2018 (via Step News Agency)

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 strikes between February 1st - 28th 2018.

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
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]