Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3507

Incident date

July 1, 2018

Location

طفس, Tafas, Dara'a, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four people were reported killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Taffas in Dara’a, Syria on July 1st, 2018.

Violations Documentation Center in Syria said that Jihad Qaseem al-Horani, Moaz Jaber al-Rebdawi, Hosain Ali al-Bardan and Mohammad Ahmad al-Natoura, all  civilians from Tafas, were killed in Russian forces or Syrian regime and affiliated militias attacks.

However, other sources said some of them were killed in the battles in the area, so likely they are not civilians. Nahla Al Qasayim posted on Facebook ” the martyrdom of Jihad Qaseem al-Horani in the battles of honor and dignity. May God accept it from the martyrs.” Also Rami Al Bardan posted “The martyrdom of the young man, Moaz Jaber al-Rebdawi in the ongoing battles in the vicinity of the city.”

@MIG29, a pro regime source said “The Syrian army bombed the militants in Tafas in Daraa countryside after they pledged allegiance to ISIS and refused reconciliation.”

@Oreint news said that Russian warplanes launched 14 raids on Tafas on July 1st, 2018.

@Zaid_Hassn tweeted “Russian aviation launches 14 intense air strikes on Tafas town in western Daraa countryside, while the Russian negotiating delegation was in the city of Busra Al-Sham.”

Saraya Dr Al Janoun posted “Hussein Ali Omar Al-Bardan Al-Qashosh was killed, after the city was targeted with a few air strikes a few minutes ago.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
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    Jihad Qaseem al-Horani was killed in Tafas on July 1st, 2018. Some sources said he is a civilian. (Via Nahla Al Qasayim)
  • Images of Russian raids on Tafas, Dara'a on July 1st, 2018 (via @al_Hoorane).

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
    4
  • (4 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (12) [ collapse]