Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3291

Incident date

March 17, 2018

Location

كفر بطنا, Kafar Batna, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.511853, 36.372857 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two adult male civilians from the same family died in an alleged Russian or regime air or artillery strike – or rocket fire – on Kafar Batna, according to local media.

The Violations Documentation Centre named the two fatalities, and blamed warplanes belonging to the “Syrian government and affiliated militias”.

Local Coordination Committees of Syria said that Russian warplanes had killed and wounded an unspecified number of civilians.

According to Erem News, artillery and rockets hit the town.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ismaeil al-Hallak Adult male VDC said he was killed by "warplanes" belonging to "Syrian government and affiliated militias". killed
  • Ibraheem al-Hallak Adult male VDC said he was killed by "warplanes" belonging to "Syrian government and affiliated militias". killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian 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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]