Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3098

Incident date

February 24, 2018

Location

عربين, Arbeen, Damascus , Syria

Geolocation

33.538143, 36.364331 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

According to local sources, Russian and/or Assad-waged warplanes and helicopters struck Arbeen, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, killing up to three civilians, including two children as well as wounding “dozens”.

Smart News Agency reported that “nine raids were carried out by warplanes likely to be Russian on the city of Arbeen (…). The bombing killed three civilians and wounded dozens in addition to panic and panic among the people.”

Other sources, such as Omar Madaniah, put the death toll at two; reportedly a pair of child siblings.

The number of wounded spanned from a few to as many as dozens, as reported by Smart News Agency.

While some reports pointed to either Russian or Syrian regime culpability, most reports blamed both belligerents for the strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
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    The civil defence providing aid to a man who lost his feet due to the contested shelling in Arbeen, Damascus, February 24th, 2018 (via Syrian Civil Defence)
  • The bodies of two siblings, both killed by the contested shelling in Arbeen, Damascus, February 24th, 2018(via Omar Madaniah)
  • Image published along with reports of aerial shelling in Arbeen, February 24th, 2018, though the exact location is not clear (via Amina Khan)
  • Reportedly an Assad-waged helicopter to the left along with a Russian warplane to the right, as they are both striking Arbeen, Damascus, February 24th, 2018 (via

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
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]