Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3118

Incident date

February 25, 2018

Location

الشيفونية, Al Shifonya, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5582404, 36.4335823 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A child was killed and 20 civilians were injured due to a chloride gas attack on Al Shifonya, local media reported. Sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the raids.

The injured all suffocated due to the internationally banned chloride gas. Members of the Syrian Civil Defence were also reportedly injured in the raid.

There was large scale destruction of civilian property.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of a chloride gas attack in Al Shifonya, 25th Feb 2018. (via JisirTV)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of a chloride gas attack on Shifonya, 25th Feb 2018. (via Hadi)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of a chloride gas attack on Shifonya, 25th Feb 2018. (via Hadi)
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    A child killed in a chloride gas attack on Shifonya, 25th Feb 2018. (via Wesal)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of a chloride gas attack on Shifonya, 25th Feb 2018. (via Syrian Coalition)
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    A child killed in a chloride gas attack on Shifonya, 25th Feb 2018. (via Damaski)

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
    1 – 2
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]