Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3017

Incident date

February 11, 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

Five civilians, including two children and one woman, were killed along with “dozens” wounded as Douma in eastern Ghouta, Damascus, was subject to alleged Assad or Russian-waged aerial and artillery shelling, local media reported.

The shelling, which  hit densely populated residential areas, reportedly caused much civilian harm and damage. Orient News’ correspondent reported how both heavy air and artillery shelling had killed five civilians, starting fires and destroying homes and other properties.

Several sources mentioned the death of five civilians. Jsirtv, Shaam News Network and @SCDrifdimashq added that two children and one woman were among the fatalities. All five fatalities were identified by name by @SCDrifdimashq.

Tawfiq_Suhaib, who counted around 15 air-to-ground missiles, said that “dozens” of civilians were left wounded.

Shaam News Network noted both air and artillery shelling and added that the so-called “Phil” surface-to-ground missiles were launched. According to Yasser Doumani, the shelling had taken place during the night.

Only a few sources identified the responsible, and those who did were conflicted. Orient News pointed to the Syrian regime while Local Coordination Committees of Syria blamed Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

  • The remains of buildings in Douma, Damascus, after being subject to the contested air and artillery shelling on February 11th, 2018 (via Tawfiq_Suhaib)
  • The remains Douma, Damascus, after being subject to the contested air and artillery shelling on February 11th, 2018 (via Step News Agency)
  • The remains Douma, Damascus, after being subject to the contested air and artillery shelling on February 11th, 2018 (via Yasser Doumani)
  • One of the child victims of the contested shelling in Douma, Damascus, February 11th, 2018 (via @SCDrifdimashq)

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
    5
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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]