Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3079

Incident date

February 23, 2018

Location

سقبا, Saqba, Damascus , Syria

Geolocation

33.519286, 36.382427 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

One civilian, reportedly a child, was killed as Russian and/or Assad warplanes struck Saqba, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, local media reported.

As the shelling of eastern Ghouta continued on its fifth day, residential areas of Saqba were reportedly been struck on February 23rd.

The incident claimed one civilian fatality, as reported by several sources. According to SYR_REV_NEWS, the victim was a child.

Few reports apportioned blame, and those who did, such as Baladi News and LCCSY, pointed to shared Russian/Assad culpability.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (0–1 children)
  • 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]

  • Saqba, Damascus, in the immediate aftermath of being struck by Assad or Russian-waged airstrikes, February 23rd, 2018 (via Orient News)

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
    1
  • (0–1 children)
  • 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]