Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3301

Incident date

March 18, 2018

Location

عين ترما, Ain Tarma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.51602, 36.35078 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians were killed or injured in alleged Russian or Syrian air and/or artillery strikes on the city of Ain Tarma on March 18th, 2020, according to local sources.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported that there were “martyrs and wounded in airstrikes by Assad and the Russians on the cities of Harasta, Arbeen and the town of Ain Tarma in eastern Ghouta.”

Four Russian air raids took place, according to the Damascus countryside White Helmets on Facebook, adding that Syrian Civil Defence teams responded promptly to the bombing. @SyriaTwitte reported that explosive barrels were fired by helicopters in the morning.

Qasioun added that “Ain Tarma and Douma were shelled with mortar shells and helicopters dropped explosive barrels on Irbin city”.

According to the White Helmets, there were “four Russian raids  aimed at the residential areas of the town”.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]