Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3470

Incident date

June 27, 2018

Location

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

Geolocation

32.67648, 36.258917 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two children were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Al Ghariya Al Sharqiya in the suburbs of Dara’a on June 27th 2020, according to local sources.

@HalabTodayTV tweeted that there were “two martyrs and many wounded, by aerial bombardment, targeting the eastern town of Ghariya in Dara’a countryside.” @sayaf_kk wrote that a child and his sister were killed in the shelling of Russian warplanes.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that Russian and Syrian regime forces bombed Abu Bakr Al Saddiq mosque in the town, “partially damaging its building, and severely damaging its furniture, rendering it inoperable, on June 27, 2018.” It is unclear if this is the same site where the two children were killed.

Sources blamed both Russian forces and the Syrian regime for the airstrikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Image of the Abu Bakr Al Saddiq mosque that was damaged in alleged Syrian regime or Russian airstrikes on Al Ghariya Al Sharqiya on June 27th, 2018 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
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    A brother and sister were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Ghariya Al Sharqiya on June 27th, 2018 (via Hamza al Shaheed on Facebook).
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    Footage of the bodies of two children who were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Ghariya Al Sharqiya on June 27th, 2018 (via @basel_salman95).

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
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]