Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3412

Incident date

April 21, 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

Four civilians were reported killed and others injured in alleged Syrian regime and Russian forces airstrikes on Yarmouk camp in Damascus, Syria on April 21st, 2018 according to local sources.

Step News Agency said that a Palestinian family of three was among four killed as Syrian forces attacked Al Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus. “Mahmud al-Bash died alongside his wife and child, as well as another civilian, Muhammad Fadl al-Aylouti, in addition to injury of number of civilians and material damage”

Step News said more than 100 raids hit the area with more than 200 rockets and dozens of explosive barrels.

Russian forces may also have been involved, according to the news agency.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Russian Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1 child1 woman1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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
    Syrian Regime, Russian Military

Sources (3) [ collapse]