Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3435

Incident date

May 18, 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 children and four women were killed in alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Yarmouk refugee camp, Damascus governorate on May 18th 2018, according to local sources.

Syria TV reported that “Syrian regime and Russian warplanes carried out a massacre of Palestinians in Yarmouk refugee camp today, by targeting a shelter with dozens of people [inside].” Local activists told Syria TV that more than 10 civilians, including children and women, had been killed or wounded, adding that the camp was under the control of ISIS and that the Syrian regime aimed to “completely destroy the Yarmouk camp as a slum area.”

According to Smart News Agency, “two children and four women, one of them elderly, were killed and civilians were injured as a result of aerial bombardment by Syrian regime and Russian warplanes.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights wrote that the 85-year-old woman Thahabiya Fahd Abo Rashed was among the fatalities.

Smart News also reported that “hundreds of civilians have been trapped in the Yarmouk camp cellars since the start of the military campaign about 30 days ago. It is difficult to pull dead bodies out of the streets and provide medical assistance to patients in the cellars, amid power cuts and communications.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children4 women)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    ISIS

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Mrs. Thahabiya Fahd Abo Rashed, the 85 year-old who was killed after the alleged regime airstrike on Yarmouk Refugee Camp on May 18th 2018 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children4 women)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    ISIS

Sources (3) [ collapse]