Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3472

Incident date

June 27, 2018

Location

الجيزة, Al Jiza, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.569417, 36.315468 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between one and three civilians were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Al Jiza, Dara’a governorate, on June 27th, 2018, according to local sources. Reportedly, the airstrikes targeted the field hospital in the town.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported the “death of a civilian and injured others following Russian warplane raids on the town of Al Jiza in the eastern countryside [of Dara’a].” Shaam News Agency reported the death of three civilians due to Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes.

@HalabTodayTV reported that “four civilians, including a child, were killed by the regime’s and Russia’s airstrikes on the city of Harak and the towns of Jiza and Al Musifra in the eastern countryside of Dara’a”, but did not specify how many victims were killed in Al Jiza.

Alwan News reported that “the field hospitals in Saida, Al Masifra and Al Jiza, in the eastern countryside of Dar’aa, were discharged after being targeted by Russian warplanes with airstrikes.”

@OrientNews tweeted: “Russian occupation aviation renews its targeting of the towns of Jiza and Al Musifra by several airstrikes.” Bassam Al Deek wrote on Facebook that Russian aircraft carried out two raids on the town.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the incident took place in the morning.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Al Jiza, Dara'a governorate, on June 27th, 2018 (via SOHR).
  • Smoke after alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Al Jiza, Dara'a governorate, on June 27th, 2018 (via SOHR).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the town of Al Jiza, Dara'a governorate, on June 27th, 2018 (via SOHR).

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 – 3
  • 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
    Unknown

Sources (16) [ collapse]