Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3199

Incident date

March 7, 2018

Location

عربين, Arbeen, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.538143, 36.364331 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Four named civilian civilians were killed in airstrikes on residential neighbourhoods in Arbeen, local media reported. Sources blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the raids.

According to @Dmcpress_ar, “warplanes with rockets carrying cluster bombs struck the residential neighbourhood in the city of Arbeen”.

The Violations Documentation Centre, who blamed “Syrian government and affiliated militias” named four adult male civilians as killed.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported “at least four civilians killed as Syrian/Russian warplanes fired missiles on Arbeen city”.

@erbin_revo noted three raids in Arbeen, including a strike with cluster munitions.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (3 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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]

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (3 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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]