Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3298

Incident date

March 17, 2018

Location

جوبر, Joubar, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.528874, 36.337967 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Step News reported airstrikes on the village of Joubar on March 18th 2018. The media outlet blamed both Russian and Syrian regime warplanes.

According to Step, “The Syrian and Russian planes continued to bombard the air with artillery and missile attacks on the cities and towns of Zamlaka, Saqba, Kafar Batna, Ein Tirma, Joubar and Harasta in the eastern Ghouta, killing 45 people, most of them in Zamalka. There were injuries, including children and women, after aviation targeted a gathering of civilians were trying to move towards the capital Damascus”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]