Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3312

Incident date

March 20, 2018

Location

عين ترما, Ein 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

Between three and seven civilians including a child were reportedly killed, and many others injured in an alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime forces airstrike on Ein Tarma, March 20th 2018, according to local media sources.

Syrian Civil Defense stated that three civilians were reportedly killed after eight raids targeted the area, with rockets carrying cluster bombs and Napalm.From their side, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SoHR) said that “seven citizens including a child were killed in aerial shelling on areas in Ein Tarma town”.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCCSY) blamed both the Russian and the Syrian regime forces for the attack. But while Smart News Agency, MicroSyria and @tw4syria blamed the Russian forces, @Omar_Madaniah and @wateenmedia  said the Syrian regime was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 7
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    The death of a child, killed in airstrikes 20th March 2018. (via SN4HR)
  • Shell remnants in the aftermath of airstrikes, 20th March 2018. (via SN4HR)
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    A child killed in an alleged Russian or Syrian regime forces airstrike on Ein Tarma, March 20th, 2018 (SyriaCivilDefense)

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
    3 – 7
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]