Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3410

Incident date

April 20, 2018

Location

مخيم اليرموك, Al Yarmouk refugee camp, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.473938, 36.300631 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reported killed and several others wounded in alleged Syrian regime or Russian forces airstrikes on Al Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria on April 20th, 2018, according to local sources.

Imad al-Rayyan and Safwan al-Sabbagh  were named as the victims on social media.

Step Agency reported that “civilians were killed and others were wounded in the Yarmouk refugee camp as a result of the shelling.”

The planes were allegedly targeting Islamic State with explosive barrages and rocket-propelled grenades.

Step News reported Russia’s involvement as the other sources blamed the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Syrian shelling and raids on the Yarmouk camp and the Black Stone near Damascus (France 24, April 2018)
  • The moment the Syrian army bombed the positions of "Da'ash" in Yarmouk camp (RT, April 2018)
  • Syrian army operations in Yarmouk camp against militants (Hussein Murtada, April 2018)
  • Syrian army operations in Yarmouk camp against militants (Hussein Murtada, April 2018)
  • Syrian army operations in Yarmouk camp against militants (Hussein Murtada, April 2018)
  • Syrian army operations in Yarmouk camp against militants (Hussein Murtada, April 2018)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]