Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3156

Incident date

March 4, 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

Reports claimed that between three and 28 civilians were killed, including 11 children and two women, in air and artillery strikes on Douma. Sources blamed both The Syrian regime and Russia for the raids.

Multiple sources did however report that four of the dead were wounded from a previous strike and died on this exact day. Whether that was from the raids or wounds it is unclear. 28 victims were named overall, two were unidentified.

Dozens of civilians were reportedly wounded.

There were as many as 20 strikes with 30 artillery shells fired onto the residential neighbourhood.

According to Syria TV, “Saeed al-Masri, a member of the civil defence, saved his three-month-old son from the rubble. He never imagined that his mission would be to save his child from the rubble of his home.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmad al-Hwaid Adult male killed
  • Omer Ali Ganoum Adult male killed
  • Anwar Shihadeh Eibour Adult male killed
  • Safae Salim Idrees Adult female killed
  • Yaerob Mohammad al-Hakeem Child male killed
  • Mohammad Bassam al-Kharej Child male killed
  • Samah Oyoun Child female killed
  • Mohammad Ganoum Adult male killed
  • Sara Marwan Rashed Adult female killed
  • Wael Salim Badawia Child male killed
  • Adnan Ali al-Bwaidani Adult male killed
  • Sobhi Younes al-Rez Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Younes al-Rez Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Khair Anwar al-Rez Adult male killed
  • Ibraheem al-Mshaewet Adult male killed
  • Waheed Ahmad Gadban Adult male killed
  • Tawfeeq Hasan al-Shami Adult male killed
  • Qosai Mohammad Abd al-Qader Child male killed
  • Gazal Mohammad Gazi Child female killed
  • Kasem Mohammad Gazi Child male killed
  • Gadeer Barkhash Child female killed
  • Lana Mohammad Abd al-Qader Child female killed
  • Abd al-Rahman Yasin Hamdo Child male killed
  • Kasem Mohammad al-Shaikh Bzaineh Child male killed
  • Maher Kaekeh Adult male killed
  • Mohei al-Deen Zaino Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Mwas Adult male killed
  • Amer al-Malla Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 31
  • (11 children2 women15 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (15) [ collapse]

  • A father rescues his own son while on duty with the Syrian Civil Defence, Douma, March 4th 2018. (via Syria TV)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Douma Medical)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Douma Medical)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Douma Medical)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Douma Medical)
  • Two bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Yasar Yavuz)
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    Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via @Heba1Twofik)
  • Ahmad al-Hawaid (Abu Ziad), killed in airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Abo Hamoud Douma)
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    Ahmad al-Hawaid (Abu Ziad), killed in airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Abo Hamoud Douma)
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    Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
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    Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Syrian Revolution)
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    Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Syrian Revolution)
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    Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Syrian Revolution)
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    Bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 4th March 2018. (via Syrian Revolution)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 31
  • (11 children2 women15 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]