Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3210

Incident date

March 9, 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 12 and 17 civilians including six children and five women from several families were killed and dozens more wounded in multiple air and artillery strikes on Douma, local media reported. Sources attributed blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

Arab 24 reported that “the airstrikes targeted Douma and Jisreen ahead of the convoy of aid, which includes 13 trucks carrying humanitarian and food items to the city of Douma.” This claim was repeated by a number of other sources, who said that the strikes occurred “at a time when aid agencies [were] preparing to deliver food and aid to the city.”

Twelve of the victims reportedly were from one family.

The raids included a guided missile, a heavy artillery bombardement and a helicopter bombardment.

There was huge destruction to buildings and streets in the local vicinity.

A member of the White Helmets, named as Muhammad Masarwa, reportedly died while helping evacuate people from the area.

The incident occured during the day.

The victims were named as:

Family members (8)

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 17
  • (6 children5 women6 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Muhammad Masarwa, killed in air and artillery strikes on Douma, 9th March 2018. (via @mohkaake38)
  • The air and artillery strikes on Douma, 9th March 2018. (via @oTcC7DGbs6m0vVW)
  • A wounded child in the aftermath of air and artillery strikes on Douma, 9th March 2018. (via @HassounMazen)
  • The aftermath of air and artillery strikes on Douma, 9th March 2018. (via Damaski)

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
    12 – 17
  • (6 children5 women6 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 (24) [ collapse]