Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3225

Incident date

March 11, 2018

Location

دوما, Douma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5714804, 36.4033699 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between 13 and 20 civilians were killed, including 16 from one family, and dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on Douma, local media reported. Sources attributed the blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

Explosive barrels targeted the residential neighbourhood causing mass destruction to civilian homes.

@YZaatrehr, who reported the highest death toll, specified that “Night raids on Duma killed 20 people and 4 children

According to the White Helmets, there were  “75 air strikes and more than 200 rockets” fired.

@Wesal_TV said that 16 civilians were one family were killed by an “explosive barrel”.

@YZaatreh: Night raids on Duma .. Killed 20 people and 4 children. “White Helmets”

The Violations Documentation Centre named 13 fatalities, adding that two unidentified adult males were also killed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (2)

  • Maher Moneer Qaqeesh Adult male killed
  • Mohammed Mounir Qaqish Abu Adnan killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13 – 20
  • (4 children2 women9–10 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Douma, 11th March 2018. (via @adham922)
  • Mohammed Munir Qaqish, killed in airstrikes on Douma, 11th March 2018. (via Subhi Yusuf )

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13 – 20
  • (4 children2 women9–10 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]