Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3325

Incident date

March 22, 2018

Location

دوما , Douma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5714804, 36.4033699 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Two male civilians, including a journalist, were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes or Syrian regime artillery strikes on a market in Douma, Damascus governorate, on March 22nd, 2019, according to local sources.

Douma Revolution posted on Facebook that Fozdika shells were launched upon a popular market in Douma, leading to the death of Suhayeb A’yyoun “Abu Al Bara”, a journalist for Sham Emergency System.

Douma Revolution did not mention a possible belligerent, but according to Zamanalwasl news and Euphrates Post, the Syrian regime was responsible. Other sources, such as @remas2300 and @hamadaalhr blamed Russian airstrikes.

According to the Violations Documentation Center in Syria, a male civilian named Majed Kanoun was also killed in the artillery strikes. The Violations Documentation Centre blamed the Syrian regime for the attack.

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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Suhayeb A’yyoun "Abu Al Bara", journalist for Sham Emergency System was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling in Douma on March 22nd, 2018 (via @HassounMazen).
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    Suhayeb A’yyoun "Abu Al Bara", journalist for Sham Emergency System was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling in Douma on March 22nd, 2018 (via @HassounMazen).
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    Suhayeb A’yyoun "Abu Al Bara", journalist for Sham Emergency System was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime shelling in Douma on March 22nd, 2018 (via @HassounMazen).

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
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]