Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3292

Incident date

March 17, 2018

Location

عربين , Arbeen, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Three civilians including two children reportedly from the same family were killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime artillery strike on March 17th, 2018 on Arbeen city, according to local media.

Enab Baladi, @IndependentSyri  and @SYR_REV_NEWS blamed the Syrian regime, while Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCCSY) and @mohammadezzomzd blamed Russia.

LCCSY reported that “martyrs and wounded civilians as a result of raids by the Russian warplanes on the cities and towns of Arbeen, Kafar Batna, Zamalka and Ein Tarma in the besieged Eastern Ghouta”.

According to @mohammadezzomzd, the three victims belonged to one family; a mother and her two children. The twitter account said: “Russian shelling tore apart the whole family of a mother and her children”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
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    A mother killed in an alleged Russian or regime artillery strike on Arbeen March 17th, 2018
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    A child killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime artillery strike on Arbeen, March 17th, 2018
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    A child killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime artillery strike on Arbeen, March 17th, 2018

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
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]