Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3153

Incident date

March 3, 2018

Location

دوما, Douma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5714804, 36.4033699 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

As many as 15 civilians were killed and others were wounded in air and artillery strikes on Douma, according to local media. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime helicopters and Russian warplanes for the strikes.

As well as the seven named victims below, the Violations Documentation Centre listed four unidentified adult males.

It must however be noted that one of the victims named was listed as a non-civilian. VDC are however the only source to make this claim.

Four of the victims were members of the Syrian Civil Defence.

The area targeted was mostly residential.

A source reported that “more than 40 air raids and intensive artillery shelling, the rescue teams worked on the urgent response to recover the martyrs and evacuate the injured to medical centres.”

The incident occured in the morning.

  • Ammar Ayoub Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Idris Adult male killed
  • Khaled Mahmoud al-Daas Adult male down by VDC as a non-civilian, howeveer this is the only source to report this killed
  • Hatem Khaled al-Terk Adult male killed
  • Hlal al-Obeid Adult male killed
  • Reslan Ammar Sheikh al-Qaseer Adult male killed
  • Hasan Masarweh Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 15
  • (4 children1 woman11 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

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    The victims of airstrikes on Douma, 3rd March 2018. (via @MOAZALSHAMY)
  • Yasir, injured due to airstrikes on Douma, 3rd March 2018. (via @starevictory1)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 3rd March 2018. (via @SyriaCivlDefe)
  • Al Ghouta Hospital, which is soaked with blood in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 3rd March 2018. (via @Molhamteam)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 3rd March 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • A member of the Civil Defence is wounded in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 3rd March 2018. (via NGO Syria)
  • A member of the Civil Defence is wounded in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 3rd March 2018. (via NGO Syria)
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    Allah Hatem Khalid Turk, killed in airstrikes on Douma, 3rd March 2018. (via Mohammad Abo Ryad)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 15
  • (4 children1 woman11 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]