Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3486

Incident date

June 28, 2018

Location

نوى, Nawa, Dara'a, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to 13 civilians were reported killed and dozens including women and children critically injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on residential areas and a convoy of displaced people who were heading from Nawa to Qunaitera in Dara’a on June 28th, 2018 according to reports from local sources.

@HalabTodayTV said that Russian warplanes targeted a convoy of displaced people with many rockets, and SMART agency said the attack was executed with three raids.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee has documented the following victims’ names: Hayam Abu Ajeeb, Ali Omar Al-Aqil (child), Khalil Al-Ammarin Abu Ibrahim, Ahmed Ghazi Al-Shazly, Yasser Ahmad Al-Fashtaki and  Naseem Qasim Al-Rayes. 

Nabaamedia tweeted that “Two civilians were killed and others wounded by the bombing of Russian warplanes on residential neighborhoods in the city of Nawa, in the western Dara’a countryside.”

Umo.nawa1 posted on Facebook that “Russian aviation launched air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods in the city of Nawa, followed by artillery shelling and rocket launchers, after which three martyrs rose (three people died).”

SMART Agency said that “On Thursday, June 28th, 2018, warplanes, possibly Russian, bombed the main street in the city of Nawa in Daraa, southern Syria, one of which targeted civilians trying to move to safer areas, killing two of them, wounding dozens, including children and women, and causing extensive destruction.”

Shaam Network also said “Activists confirmed that three civilians were killed and dozens were wounded by Russian warplanes raids on the city of Nawa in the western countryside of Dara’a, as rescue teams recovered the martyrs and evacuated the wounded, after a multi-store apartment building collapsed on the heads of its residents.”

@Omar_Madaniah tweeted that “Russia’s warplanes bomb a convoy of displaced people from #Nawa West # Daraa, chasing them after escaping from the horrific battles.”

SMART Reported that “A warplane [believed to be Russian] launched three raids on the main street in the city of Nawa, one of which targeted civilians trying to move to safer areas, killing two of them and wounding dozens, including women and children, including critical cases, were taken to the city hospital.”

The highest death toll was reported by a source that told Masrawy News that “thirteen people were killed and dozens wounded, when Russian fighters bombed a convoy of displaced persons from the city of Nawa in the western countryside of Daraa as they were heading towards Qunaitera.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 13
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • "Khalil al-Ammarin Abu Ibrahim and his family were killed by a Russian airstrike in the city a short time ago."

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
    6 – 13
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]