Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3249

Incident date

March 13, 2018

Location

زملكا, Zamalka, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5261, 36.35385 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians including a woman were killed, including one member of the Syrian Civil Defence, and three or more wounded in airstrikes on Zamalka, local media reported. Sources attributed the blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

According to media, the planes struck an ambulance killing a civil defence volunteer and injuring three others.

According to @syrianscene, “Many civilians were injured by the targeting of Assad forces with three air strikes on residential neighbourhoods in the city of Zamalka”.

On March 13th, the Smart News Agency said: “Activists documented the deaths of more than 50 civilians, including children and women yesterday [March 12th], as a result of the bombing by the regime and Russia on a number of cities and towns of the eastern province of the besieged [Damascus]. This brought the death toll from attack by the regime and its allies to 1,100 people since mid-February, according to local organisations.”

ZamanAlwasl added that “Warplanes shelled the towns and villages of Ein Tirma, Zemlaka and Harasta. The latter was bombed by warplane during six raids. More than 40 bombs were also recorded.”

There were reports of cluster bombs, barrel bombs, and phosphorus rockets used in attacks on Zamalka.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Tasneem Adab Adult female killed by the shelling of Zamaleka after she left her residence in Hazerma killed
  • Rifeat Idris Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    The aftermath of airstrikes on Zamalka, 13th March 2018. (via Smart News Agency)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Zamalka, 13th March 2018. (via Smart News Agency)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]