Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3069

Incident date

February 23, 2018

Location

زملكا, Zamalaka, Damascus , Syria

Geolocation

33.5261, 36.35385 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were killed and several were wounded as Zamalaka, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, was subject to air strikes and helicopter bombings, carried out by either Russia, the Assad regime, or both, as reported by local media.

As the shelling of eastern Ghouta continued on Friday, February 23rd, Zamalaka was not excepted from the strikes. Besides from reports about airstrikes, Zaman al-Wasl cited  Al-Ghouta Media Center, who said that Zamalaka had been struck by explosive barrels launched by a helicopter.

The death toll spanned from two to three among the reports, the highest reported by LCCSY. From its general reporting from Friday’s shelling of eastern Ghouta, Euphrates Post reported that among the fatalities was a civilian man, Riad Nouh, director of Dar es Salaam school in Zamaleka.

MasarPressNet added that “several” were left wounded.

Most sources, including Ghouta Direct and LCCSY, blamed joint Russian/Assad forces, while MasarPressNet identified Russia as the only culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Riad Nouh Adult male director of Dar es Salaam killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]