Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3413

Incident date

April 22, 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

Up to five civilians were reported killed in alleged Syrian regime or Russian forces airstrikes on Al Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus Syria ffor the third consecutive day on April 22nd, 2018.

Marsad Hasaka said that Anas Bassam Amouri , Haj Saleh Mahmoud, Muhannad Saleh Mahmoud and Jamal Samih Hamid ‘Abu Khaled’ were killed in the attack. The Syrian Network for Human Rights added the name of Marwan Mahmoud Uqla saying that he got killed after Russian/Syrian warplanes launched missiles on Uruba street in Yarmouk camp on April 22nd.

Shaam Network said also that a number of civilians were also injured.

The campaign reportedly struck sites in the camp belonging to Islamic State organization and Haiaat Tahrir al Sham.

The raids began after midnight and continued until into the day. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said clashes also broke out on the outskirts of the camp between regime forces and gunmen loyal to Islamic State and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham respectively. Eight regime fighters died as well as six members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1–5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

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
    1 – 5
  • (1–5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]