Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3415

Incident date

April 24, 2018

Location

شارع عطا الزين في مخيم اليرموك, Ata Al Zein street in 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 seven civilians including a woman and her husband were reported killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces airstrikes on Al Yarmouk camp in Damascus, Syria on April 24th, 2018 according to local sources.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that “six civilians, including three women were killed as Syrian/Russian warplanes fired missiles on Ata al Zeir Street in al Yarmouk Camp south of Damascus city, on April 24th, 2018.”

The Network also reported that “Haifaa al Haj was killed along with her husband Mohammad Hadba as Syrian/Russian warplanes fired missiles on Ata al Zeir Street in al Yarmouk Camp south of Damascus city, causing a massacre, on April 24th, 2018.”

Syrian warplanes launched numerous raids on the camp amid additional artillery and rocket fire.One source estimated a total of 100 air strikes and 25 barrels of explosives.

Shaam News, who reported the deaths of seven civilians, said the bodies were found on Atta Zein Street in the camp.

Russian forces were also reportedly involved.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 7
  • (1–3 women)
  • 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
    2 – 7
  • (1–3 women)
  • 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]