Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3220

Incident date

March 10, 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

Nine civilians were killed and dozens more were reported missing and wounded in the aftermath of air and artillery strikes on Arbeen, according to local media. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for the raids.

The residential vicinity was hit with both missiles, internationally banned phosphorous bombs and napalm, according to local media.

An unidentified adult male was also listed by Violations Documentation Centre alongside seven other named victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Burhan Keshkeh Adult male killed
  • Yaseen al-Haj Ali Adult male killed
  • Usama Reslan Adult male killed
  • Malikeh Derra Adult female killed
  • Bushra al-Sheikh Qwaider Adult female killed
  • Abdul Azeez al-Bizreh Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Zain Abdul Azeez al-Bizreh Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 9
  • (2 women5 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of air and artillery strikes on Arbeen, 10th March 2018. (via @syria1_17)
  • The aftermath of air and artillery strikes on Arbeen, 10th March 2018. (via @syria1_17)
  • The aftermath of air and artillery strikes on Arbeen, 10th March 2018. (via @syria1_17)
  • The aftermath of air and artillery strikes on Arbeen, 10th March 2018. (via @syria1_17)
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    Yaseen al-Haj Ali, killed in airstrikes on Arbeen 10th March 2018. (via Mothkfe erbin city)
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    Burhan Keshkeh “Abu Bassam”, killed in airstrikes on Arbeen 10th March 2018. (via Mothkfe erbin city)
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    Usama Raslan, killed in airstrikes on Arbeen 10th March 2018. (via Erbeen martyres)

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 9
  • (2 women5 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 (14) [ collapse]