Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3505

Incident date

June 30, 2018

Location

السهوة, al Sahwa, Dara'a, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to 19 civilians including three women and at least two Lebanese nationals were reported killed in alleged Russian forces, Iranian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Al Sahwa in Dara’a on June 30th, 2018.

Dara’a Martyrs reported that “the warplanes of the regime forces targeted Al-Sahwah town in the eastern countryside of Daraa with several raids. Also targeted with a vacuum missile a house that hosted a number of IDPs in its basement as a shelter followed with fierce missile strikes that targeted the vicinity of the shelter. The raids and the shelling led to a massacre where 19 people were killed, including five women and five children. Among the martyrs were a family of three Lebanese citizens and residents of the town of Sahwa.”

@3bdalra7man7ar said that Iranian militias participated in the attack.

Mohammad Horani, a reporter for Al aan TV said Russian forces were responsible and said “Bombing by Russian warplanes leads to two massacres in the town of Al-Sahwa and his town of Ma’arba.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (3)

Family members (3)

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 17
  • (3 women12 men)
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Iranian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Iranian Armed Forces
  • Iranian 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
    15 – 17
  • (3 women12 men)
  • 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, Iranian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (6) [ collapse]