Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3395

Incident date

April 6, 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

A “brutal bombardment” by Russian and Syrian forces on the city of Douma killed up to 45 civilians and left at least another 50 wounded, local media reported.

At least eight children were reported killed, with some sources claiming up to 100 civilians were wounded, including numerous women and children.

Warplanes allegedly struck residential neighbourhoods with up to 50 raids in a “systematic” campaign, organised alongside missile and artillery attacks.

The Syrian Civil Defense said that regime forces hit the city with more than 150 Grad rockets and 40 barrels of explosives delivered by helicopters.

The attack followed the breakdown of negotiations between Russian forces and Jaysh al-Islam, according to Step News.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 45
  • (4–8 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–100
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (30) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

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    More than 30 civilians died in the bombing of Douma, April 2018 (Civil Defense Center)
    https://twitter.com/SyriaCivilDefe/status/982290089920245761
  • A residential building hit with several missiles, Douma, April 2018 (Douma Revolution)
  • The destruction in Douma, April 2018 (via Douma Revolution)
    https://www.facebook.com/Douma.Revolution.2011/posts/1737983386282569
  • The destruction in Douma, April 2018 (via Douma Revolution)
    https://www.facebook.com/Douma.Revolution.2011/posts/1737983386282569
  • The destruction in Douma, April 2018 (via Douma Revolution)
    https://www.facebook.com/Douma.Revolution.2011/posts/1737983386282569
  • The destruction in Douma, April 2018 (via Douma Revolution)
    https://www.facebook.com/Douma.Revolution.2011/posts/1737983386282569
  • A civilian taken from the rubble, Douma, April 2018.
  • Residential buildings hit in Douma, April 2018 (Douma Revolution)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Regime position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 45
  • (4–8 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–100
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (30) [ collapse]