Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3263

Incident date

March 14, 2018

Location

عربين, Arbeen, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.538143, 36.364331 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Local media reported between eight and 12 civilians were killed in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on Arbeen. Sources reported barrel bombing by the regime and airstrikes by Russia.

The lowest death count was given as two. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that “two civilians were martyred due to rocket shelling in areas in the city of Arbeen”.

Four fatalities were named by the Violations Documentation Centre, who blamed barrel bombs by the “Syrian government and affiliated militias”.

SCDrifdimashq put the death toll at “seven civilians, including a woman”, nothing that there had been “10 raids on residential areas”.

In total, 12 fatalities were named.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Samir Al Zaghloul
Adult male killed
Abdul Rahman Al-Qalesh
Adult male killed
Ahmad Shati
Adult male killed
Omer al-Khateeb
Adult male killed
Subhiya Al Marji
Adult female killed
Abdul Aziz Sheikh Qweider
Age unknown male killed
Anas Al Shahrour
Age unknown male killed
Adnan Al Zaghloul
Age unknown male killed
Wael Kashka
Age unknown killed
Mazen Mullah
Age unknown killed
Ahmed Snow
Age unknown male killed
Ahmed Shety
Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 12
  • (1 woman9–11 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 12
  • (1 woman9–11 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]