Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3195

Incident date

March 7, 2018

Location

زملكا, Zamalka, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5261, 36.35385 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A civilian was killed and dozens more were wounded in air and artillery strikes on Zamalka, local media reported. Sources attributed the blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

According to Syrian Civil Defence “a number of civilians were injured in the attack on the residential areas by cluster bombs and barrel bombs”. They added that a child was injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Victims are rescued in the aftermath or air and artillery strikes on Zamalka, 7th March 2018.(via Syrian Civil Defence Centre)
  • Cluster bomb remnants in the aftermath of the raids. (via @SiegeWatch)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Zamalka, 7th March 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Zamalka, 7th March 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Zamalka, 7th March 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Zamalka, 7th March 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Zamalka, 7th March 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Zamalka, 7th March 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
  • Wounded civilians in the aftermath of airstrikes on Zamalka, 7th March 2018. (via Smart News Agency)

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, Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]