Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3518

Incident date

July 8, 2018

Location

أم المياذن, Um Al Mayadhen, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.585547, 36.190245 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Um Al Mayadhen, Dara’a governorate, on July 8th, 2018, according to local sources. An unknown number of people was injured.

@omar_hariri_dr wrote: “Two martyrs up to this moment and a large number of wounded by the Russian airstrikes on the town of Um Al Mayadhen”, adding that “the evacuation of the displaced people, which was scheduled for this morning, was postponed.” The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported three civilian deaths.

Shaam News also reported a number of injured in what it describes as “a very heavy rocket attack”, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights refers to as a “bombardment by warplanes and helicopters”.

All sources identifying a belligerent blamed Russia for the airstrikes. According to Shaam News Network, the alleged airstrikes are a violation of the ceasefire agreement agreed upon in Bousra Al Sham. According to this source, “Russian and Syrian aerial bombardments have continued and have not stopped”, in spite of the stipulations of the Bousra Al Sham agreement.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

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
    2 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]