Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3257

Incident date

March 13, 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

Dozens of civilians were injured in airstrikes and shelling by rockets on Douma, local media reported. Sources attributed the blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

According to Yaqeen News, “Russia and Assad renewed raids on the cities and towns of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday [March 13th]…warplanes launched air raids on cities and towns, including Douma, Harasta, Arbin, Saqba and Hamouriyeh, while artillery targeted the town of Kafarbetna, causing dozens of casualties, mostly civilians.”

Similarly, the Shaam News network reported that “dozens were injured in Harasta, Douma, Jisreen,Hamouriya , Zamalka, Arbeen, Hazza, and al-Rayhan”.

@SYR_REV_NEWS noted that rockets “targeted” Douma. Rocket shelling targets Douma city

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

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
    Unknown
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]