Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3218

Incident date

March 10, 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

In what has been described by local media as a “genocide” between 20 and 37 civilians were reportedly killed, including an entire family of 16, and dozens more were wounded in alleged Russian and Syrian regime raids on Douma.

Sources mostly reported that it was a join Russian and Syrian regime attack on the residential neighbourhood.

According to Step, “Russian aircraft and helicopters launched several air strikes with rockets and explosive barrels targeted the city of Douma.” Napalm was also reportedly used, causing huge fires and explosions.

As many as 75 strikes were carried out in the “barbaric shelling” of the vicinity, according to the local media channel, SCDrifdimashq. 200 rockets were reportedly fired.

Dozens of civilians were trapped and wounded under the rubble of their own homes in the aftermath.

The Violations Documentation Centre also reported the deaths of two non-civilians, Slaiman Khaled Abdul Rawof and Muhannad Majed al-Barghouth.

There were as many as 37 civilians named killed, despite the highest reported death toll being 27.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (18)

  • Mohammad Toumeh Child male killed
  • Sanaa Aybour Adult female killed
  • Rana Ramadhan Adult female killed
  • Mohammad Rashed Child male killed
  • Ahmad al-Mansi Adult male killed
  • Mahmoud al-Saour Adult male killed
  • Mustafa Zarifeh Adult male killed
  • Natheer Younes al-Qaseer Adult male killed
  • Arif Tawfeeq al-Huri Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Saif Hijazi Adult male killed
  • Hassan Mohammad al-Sarmini Child male killed
  • Omar Mohammad al-Rayes Adult male killed
  • Sobhi Abbas Abu Ibrahim Adult male killed
  • Abdulla Smoud Adult male killed
  • Tareq Akram Khaleel Adult male killed
  • Meriam al-Qaseer Adult female killed
  • Nour Ibraheem al-Huri Child female daughter of Arif Tawfeeq al-Huri killed
  • Tawfeeq Hatem Ward Al-Sham Adult male killed
  • Rabea Majeed al-Ajweh Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    20 – 37
  • (4–11 children3–5 women16 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment airstrikes hit Douma, 10th March 2018. (via @aboalhodaalhoms)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Dozens of bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 10th March 2018. (via @abazeid89)
  • A shell in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 10th March 2018. (via @Damaskiagency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 10th March 2018. (via @Damaskiagency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 10th March 2018. (via @Damaskiagency)
  • Mustafa Zarifeh, killed on airstrikes in Douma., 10th March 2018. (via VDC)
  • Arif Tawfeeq al-Huri and his daughter Arif Tawfeeq al-Huri, killed on airstrikes in Douma, 10th March 2018. (via VDC)
  • Omar Mohammad al-Rayes, killed on airstrikes in Douma, 10th March 2018. (via VDC)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Dozens of bodies in the aftermath of airstrikes on Douma, 10th March 2018. (via SN4HR)
  • Sobhi Abbas Abu Ibrahim, killed on airstrikes in Douma, 10th March 2018. (via Douma Post)
  • Mostafa Zarifa Abu Haitham, killed on airstrikes in Douma, 10th March 2018. (via Rihan media)
  • Mohamed Saif Hijazi, killed on airstrikes in Douma, 10th March 2018. (via Maher hijaz)

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
    20 – 37
  • (4–11 children3–5 women16 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 (26) [ collapse]