Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3111

Incident date

February 25, 2018

Location

حوش الضواهرة, Hawsh Al Dawahra, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.54731, 36.46001 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five civilians were killed and more than 15 were wounded in airstrikes on Hawsh Al Dawahra, according to local media. Sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the raids.

Wesal reported that there was an “Aerial bombardment of a residential neighbourhood, leaving 5 martyrs and more than 15 wounded, mostly women and children in the town of Hawash Al-Dahahra in Al-Ghouta”.

In addition, Al Jazeera reported that the raids were both “the regime and Russia” and that they “targeted residential buildings with internationally banned cluster bombs, explosive barrels and napalm bombs”.

According to the source the raids struck not only Hawash al-Dahahra, but “Zamalek, Irbid, Harasta, Duma, Haza, Masraba, Saqba, Ein Tirma, Bayt Noh, Shifuniyah, Otayya, Kfarbatna, Ash’ari and Muhammadiyah.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]