Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3514

Incident date

July 5, 2018

Location

نصيب, Nasib, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.550502, 36.187213 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians was reportedly injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Nasib, Dara’a governorate, on July 5th, 2018, according to Step Agency.

Step News reported that “Russian warplanes intensified raids since the morning on the liberated neighbourhoods of the city of Dar’aa and the towns of Naseeb and Um Al Mayathen in the eastern countryside of Dara’a, leaving wounded and serious damage.” The source did not verify whether the wounded fell specifically in the village of Nasib.

@HadiAlabdallah tweeted that Russian warplanes intensified shelling “on the liberated areas of Dara’a and launching airstrikes on the town of Naseeb and Al Naima, east of Dara’a, the city of Tafas, west of Dara’a, and the neighbourhoods of the Dara’a country.”

All sources blamed Russia for the airstrikes, except for @omar_hariri_dr, who wrote that the Syrian regime and Russia were responsible for the heavy bombing campaign on Dara’a governorate, mentioning several towns. Because the source is summarising events and does not specifically say which belligerent conducted the strike on Nasib, while other sources all report that it was a Russian strike, Airwars graded the strike status of this incident as likely. The civilian harm status remains weak, as only Step Agency reported possible civilian casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Dara'a, Nasib" (via @motionbox89).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Nasib, Dara'a governorate, on July 5th, 2018 (via @motionbox89).
  • Smoke after alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Nasib, Dara'a governorate, on July 5th, 2018 (via @motionbox89).
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Nasib, Dara'a governorate, on July 5th, 2018 (via @motionbox89).

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]