Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3506

Incident date

July 1, 2018

Location

المسيفرة, al Massifra, Dara'a, Syria

Airwars assessment

An elderly woman was reported killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces airstrikes on Al Musayfrah in Dara’a on July 1st, 2018 according to local sources.

Hajja Aisha Muhammad Taha Al-Zoubi was reported killed. Fatima Hamidi posted on Facebook “The martyrdom of hajja Aisha Al-Muhammad in the town of Al-Musayfrah, after her body was found under the rubble.”

Local sources said that the victim was known for saying ‘Go back to God, you are all Bashars’, interpreted as criticism to the leaders of the Syrian Free Army and an urge to them to correct their deeds.

Yaqeen-Sy News reported that “The people of Houran [Dara’a] paid farewell to Aisha Muhammad Taha Al-Zoubi, known as Umm Yahya, who was born and who died in the town of Al-Musayfrah, after Russian warplanes and sectarian militias targeted her house with protection from the military campaign launched by the regime in the eastern countryside of Dara’a.”

Yaqeen-Sy News also said that the victim is a relative to a well-known scholar from Dara’a called Hasan Taha Al-Zoubi. She had a herd of sheep that she called each of them a name but the herd was later stolen. She was born in 1939, her parents died when she was a child and she had no brothers or sisters. She lived in a stone house and she never got married.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

  • Hajja Aisha Al Mohammed, killed in airstrikes on 1st July 2018. (via We are all the child martyr Hamza Ali al Khateeb)

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
  • (1 woman)
  • 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]