Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3034

Incident date

February 19, 2018

Location

جسرين, Jisreen, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5112138, 36.3881891 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians including one woman were killed and dozens were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Jisreen, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, local media reported.

The death toll amounted to three or four, sources on the ground said. However, a total of five fatalities were identified by name by Zaman al-Wasl and Damascus Media Center; four men and one woman. Three of the men were most likely related.

While most sources only mentioned aerial shelling, RFS Media Office, who did not identify the culprit, also reported artillery strikes.

Sources were conflicted in terms of culpability. Damascus Media Center pointed to Russia, while Baladi News and the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Syrian regime.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Jisreen, Damascus, after being subject to the contested shelling on February 19th, 2018 (via Damascus Media Center)
  • Jisreen, Damascus, after being subject to the contested shelling on February 19th, 2018 (via Damascus Media Center)
  • Wounded civilian receiving treatment following the contested shelling in Jisreen, Damascus, February 19th, 2018 (via Damascus Media Center)
  • Jisreen, Damascus, after being subject to the contested shelling on February 19th, 2018 ((via Ghouta GMC)

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
    3 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (10) [ collapse]