Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3018

Incident date

February 11, 2018

Location

كفر بطنا, Kafr Batna, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.511853, 36.372857 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Aerial and artillery shelling of Kafr Batna, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, wounded two civilians, one woman and one child, local media reported.

According to multiple sources, at least one woman and one child were wounded in what Jsirtv described as “heavy air bombardment hit residential neighbourhoods in Kafr Batna.” Reportedly, the strikes hit a popular market, as noted by Abu Alhuda.

Several sources mentioned both aerial and artillery shelling. Shaam News Network, for example, reported  “heavy air raids accompanied by the shelling with rockets and heavy artillery shells”.

Only a few sources apportioned blame, and those who did were conflicting. Both HalabTodayTV and Masar Press Net pointed to the Syrian regime, while LCCSY indicated that Russia was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Civil Defence working to rescue civilians following the contested shelling of Kafr Batna, Damascus, February 11th, 2018 (via Abu Alhuda)

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
    Unknown
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]