Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3457

Incident date

June 25, 2018

Location

الحراك, Al Harak, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.7511, 36.3053 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Three male civilians, including a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer and a nurse, were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Harak on June 25th 2018, according to local sources.

Smart News Agency reported that, according to a medical source, “a civilian, a nurse and a member of the Civil Defence were killed by the bombing of warplanes on the city of Al Harak.”

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, at least three civilians were killed in the airstrikes, for which they blamed both Russian and Syrian regime forces.

Mohammad Abu Salem reported initially that Civil Defence volunteer Ibrahim Muhammad Tarad Abu Salem died in the airstrikes, and that his younger brother Anas Muhammad Tarad Abu Salem had been critically wounded. Other sources later reported the death of Anas Muhammad Trad Abu Salem, adding that the young man was a nurse.

According to Aleppo Civil Defence, Ibrahim Abu Salem died after a rocket attack on the ambulance he was in.

Abood Al Hirak identified the third victim as Ibrahim Yunis Abu Safi, who was killed when his agricultural truck was targeted by alleged Russian airstrikes. Ayham Kaloush published a photo of a severely charred body on a vehicle.

@SyriaCivilDefe tweeted that its teams managed to put out a fire during the night in Al Harak, after a civilian car was targeted by alleged Russian air raids, stating that “the fire was controlled and its progress towards civilian homes was prevented.”

Whereas most sources blamed Russia for the airstrikes, others such as the Syrian Network for Human Rights and Shaam News Network blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime.

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
    3
  • (1 man)
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • Ibrahim Mohammad Tarad Abu Salem, a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer, was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Harak city on June 25th, 2018 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Photo of the aftermath of airstrikes on Al Harak on June 25th, 2018 (via Dara'a Now).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Harak on June 25th, 2018 (via Dara'a Now).
  • Ibrahim Muhammad Tarad Abu Salem, a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer, was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Harak on June 25th, 2018 (via Mohammad Abu Salem).
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    The body of Ibrahim Muhammad Tarad Abu Salem, a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer, who was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Harak on June 25th, 2018 (via Mohammad Ahmad on Facebook).
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    The body of Ibrahim Anas Muhammad Trad Abu Salem, a nurse, who was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Harak on June 25th, 2018 (via Mohammad Ahmad on Facebook).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers distinguishing fire after alleged Russian airstrikes targeted a civilian car in Al Harak on June 25th 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers distinguishing fire after alleged Russian airstrikes targeted a civilian car in Al Harak on June 25th 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Fire after alleged Russian airstrikes targeted a civilian car in Al Harak on June 25th 2018 (via @SyriaCivilDefe).
  • Ibrahim Yunis Abu Safi, a nurse, was killed alongside his brother, a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer, in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes in Al Harak on June 25th 2018 (via Adnan Adel Al Zamel).
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    Ibrahim Yunis Abu Safi died after alleged Russian airstrikes targeted his tractor in the city of Al Harak on June 25th, 2018 (via Ayham Kaloush).
  • Statement by the Syrian Civil Defence in Dara'a on the death of volunteer Ibrahim Muhammad Tarad Abu Salem, who was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al Harak on June 25th, 2018 (via @SCD_Daraa).

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
    3
  • (1 man)
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (28) [ collapse]