Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3127

Incident date

February 28, 2018

Location

أوتايا, Otaya, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.524241, 36.455908 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

The head of the Syrian Civil Defence unit in al-Marj was killed whilst carrying out operations, local media reported. Sources blamed the Syrian – Russian alliance for the strikes.

LCCSY reported there were heavy raids on the vicinity.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Mahmoud al-Kilani
Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Mahmoud Al-Kilani, killed in airstrikes on Otaya, 29th Feb 2018. (via Siege Watch)
  • Mahmoud Al-Kilani, killed in airstrikes on Otaya, 29th Feb 2018. (via Siege Watch)
  • Mahmoud Al-Kilani, killed in airstrikes on Otaya, 29th Feb 2018. (via Siege Watch)
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    Mahmoud Al-Kilani, killed in airstrikes on Otaya, 29th Feb 2018. (via Siege Watch)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (6) [ collapse]