Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3329

Incident date

March 23, 2018

Location

زملكا, Zamalka, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5261, 36.35385 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 was killed or injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Zamalka, Damascus governorate, on March 23rd, 2018, according to local sources.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported that civilians were killed and wounded as the result of Russian airstrikes on the city of Zamalka.

Step Post reported that “Russian aircraft launched several air raids targeting the cities of Douma, Arbin, Zamalka and Ain Tarma in the Eastern Ghouta, resulting in deaths and wounded.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights wrote that “at least 40 raids  were carried out by warplanes on Thursday evening, targeting places in Zamalka city located in the southwestern enclave in the Eastern Ghouta, followed by several raids on areas in Arbin.”

@amsiiraq reported that both the Russian forces and the Syrian regime bombed Zamalka, mentioning the use of chlorine gas. Al Jazeera also reported the use of chlorine gas.

The incident occured in the evening.

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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Possibly a photo of the aftermath of alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Zamalka on March 23rd, 2018. The same tweet also mentions airstrikes on the city of Douma. Hence, the photo could also be taken in Douma on the same date (via @amsiiraq).

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 (5) [ collapse]