Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3203

Incident date

March 8, 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

Between nine and 11 civilians were killed and others were wounded in air and artillery strikes on Douma, local media reported. Sources blamed both Russian warplanes and the Syrian regime for the raids.

There were between four and 15 raids on the vicinity, with more than 20 artillery shells fired onto the residential neighbourhood.

As well as the 8 victims VDC named, they also listen an unidentified adult female.

Douma Revolutuion reported: “11 martyrs in the city of Duma yesterday Thursday ], 8/3/2018, according to the Syrian Civil Defense in the countryside of Damascus. The city was targeted yesterday [March 8th] with more than 15 air strikes, and more than 20 artillery shells targeting residential neighbourhoods in the city, which led to 11 martyrs, including three women, according to the statistics of civil defense in the countryside of Damascus.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 11
  • (3–4 women5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 8th march 2018. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 11
  • (3–4 women5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]