Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3460

Incident date

June 25, 2018

Location

بصر الحرير, Busr al Harir, Dara'a, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilians who worked as a Syrian civil defense volunteer was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime attacks on Busr Al Harir in Dara’a on June 25th, 2018. Local sources reported that he was rescuing injured people when the attack happened.

@SCD_Daraa tweeted “The family of the Syrian Civil Defense in Daraa gives you the news of the martyrdom of the volunteer Abd Al- Hadi Mohammed Al-Hariri after being exposed to a raid in the town of Busr Al-Harir, in the eastern countryside of Daraa, while he was carrying out his humanitarian duty to treat the wounded in the shelling of the town.”

@HalabTodayTV tweeted that “Abd Al-Hadi Al-Hariri, a member of the Civil Defense, was killed by an airstrike on the town of Busr Al-Harir, in the eastern countryside of Daraa.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights also reported that “Abdul Hadi Mohammad al Hariri, a civil defense member in Daraa governorate, killed due to bombing by Syrian/Russian warplanes fired missiles on Busr al Harir town in Daraa governorate northeastern suburbs, on June 25th, 2018.”

Dawod Al hariri, who is allegedly a cousin to the victim said in a Facebook post that the victims rescued civilians for six years.

While many sources blamed Russia like Step News Agency, the Syrian Network for Human Rights accused both the Syrian regime and Russia for the incident.

However, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) which is the regime’s media agency reported from a military source that the Syrian army was launching attacks against Jabhat Al-Nusra there.

“The [military] source told SANA that army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, continued operations against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists located east of Izra’a city, establishing control over the towns of Busr al-Harir and Malihat al-Atash, two of the terror organization’s strongholds in the area.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (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

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • A civil defense volunteer, Addul Hadi al Hariri, was killed while trying to rescue the wounded from an airstrike in Basr al Harir on June 26th, 2018 (via Al Soussa)
  • "Abd Al-Hadi Al-Hariri, a member of the Civil Defense, was killed by an air strike on the town of Busr Al-Harir, in the eastern countryside of Daraa."
  • Syrian Civil Defense in Dar'a branch reporting the death of their volunteer Abd Al-Hadi Al-Hariri in Busr Al harir in Dara'a on June 25th, 2018 (Via SCD).
  • Abdul Hadi Hariri, a SCD volunteer was reported killed in Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Basr Al-harir on June 25th, 2018 (via SCD)

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
    1
  • (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

Sources (14) [ collapse]