Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3473

Incident date

June 27, 2018

Location

المسيفرة, Al Musifra, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.632508, 36.338914 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between two and 20 civilians were reportedly killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Al Musifra, Dara’a governorate, on June 27th, 2020, according to local sources. A Syrian Civil Defence centre was targeted and destroyed.

Horrya’s correspondent Lujain Al Melihan reported “the martyrdom of about 20 civilians, dozens of wounded, most of them women and children, most of them from one family, as a result of Russian raids on the town of Al Musifra in the eastern countryside of Daraa, with an increase in the number of martyrs due to the fact that rescue teams are still recovering victims from below the rubble.”

Dana Al Kafri identified two victims as Younis Al Mamdouh Al Zoubi and Hajj Mazid Al Fahad Al Zoubi Abu Muhammad, adding that “several townspeople were wounded, medium to serious, as a result of the bombing of Russian aircraft.”

@HadiAlabdallah tweeted that there had been “10 civilian martyrs, as a result of the Russian warplanes targeting the towns of Al Musifra, Jiza, Saida, Fateea, and Dael with a series of raids”, but did not specify how many victims fell in Al Musifra.

Fresh-Syria reported that “the Civil Defense Center in Al Masifra town in Dara’a countryside was subjected to several similar raids, which also resulted in its departure from service”, blaming Russian forces for the airstrikes.

Shaam News Network, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported each that one civilian was killed in the strikes on Al Musifra.

All sources reported that Russia had been responsible for the strikes, with the exception of Step News, who wrote that “the number of deaths in Dara’a has risen to four by the bombing of Syrian and Russian aircraft on the city Al Harak and the towns of Al Jiza and Al Musifra.” Because Step News did not specifically speak of the incident in Al Musifra, but mentioned multiple incidents, and all other sources only mentioned Russia as the belligerent, this incident is graded as fair.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 20
  • (2 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "10 civilian martyrs as a result of Russian warplanes targeting the cities of Al Musifra, Jiza, Saida, Ibta' and Dael in Daraa" (via @ShehabAgency).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 20
  • (2 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]