Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3466

Incident date

June 26, 2018

Location

الغارية الشرقية, al Ghariya al Sharqiya, Dara'a, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians from the same family were reported killed and other civilians injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces bombing on Al Ghariya Al Sharqiyah in Dara’a on June 26th, 2018. Local sources said the town was attacked with explosive barrels.

The two victims were identified as Yasser Muhammad Mousa Al-Hajj Ali  who died as a result of wounds he sustained because of the bombing, and the child Muhammad Samir Al-Haj Ali who is a displaced from Khirbet Ghazaleh.

@KhirbitGhazala tweeted “Child Muhammad Samir Musa Irsheed, was killed by shelling with explosive barrels that targeted the eastern town of Al-Ghariyah Al Sharqiya in the eastern countryside of Daraa.”, and “Yasser Muhammad Musa Irsheed Al-Hajj Ali died due to his wounds sustained as a result of targeting the eastern town of Ghariya with explosive barrels.”

Also @Step_Agency tweeted “Helicopters targeted with barrel bombs the eastern town of Ghariya, killing two and wounding civilians in Daraa countryside.”

Local sources blamed both Russian forces and the Syrian regime for the incident. @omar_hariri_dr said that Russian warplanes targeted areas in Dara’a including Al Ghariya and @Step_Agency blamed the 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
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
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    The child Muhammad Samir Al Haj Ali was killed in bombing on Al Ghariya Al Sharqiya in Dara'a on June 26th, 2018 (via Syrian.Revolution)
  • Two civilians from the same family were killed in bombing on Al Ghariya Al Sharqiya in Dara'a on June 26th, 2018 (via Abo Al Manar)

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
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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

Sources (11) [ collapse]