Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3136

Incident date

March 1, 2018

Location

المرج, al-Marj, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

36.1855676, 37.1802235 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians were killed and up to “dozens” were wounded as airstrikes hit al-Marj, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, local media reported.

Three of the victims, Saleh Mohammad Qadeesh, Mohamad Adnan Qadeesh and Nidhal Handhal al-Mehbash were reported by several sources, including Violations Documentation Center (VDC). One of the victims, Abdo Ahmed Hassoun, was only mentioned by SCDrifdimashq.

Meanwhile, the fifth victim Majed Adnan Qadish was by VDC reportedly a non-civilian while Al Shifunia News also reported his death but did not mention his status. Also, it is unclear whether he was killed in al-Marj or Shifunia. However, as of now, he will be treated as a civilian killed in al-Marj.

Smart News Agency quoted the Civil Defense who said that four civilians were killed, and that “dozens” were injured.

Reports were also unclear in terms of culpability.
VDC pointed to the Syrian regime as responsible while sources like @AlkhaleejOnline and the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed both the Syrian regime as well as Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (4–5 men)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The remains of an ambulance after being hit by the contested airstrikes in al-Marj, Damascus, March 1st, 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Majed Adnan Qadish was reportedly among the victims of the contested airstrikes in al-Marj, Damascus, March 1st, 2018. However, it is unclear whether he was a non-combatant or not (via Al Shifunia 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 March 1st - 31st 2018.

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
    4 – 5
  • (4–5 men)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]