Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3519

Incident date

July 16, 2018

Location

عقربا , A’kraba, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

33.440089, 36.375631 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians were reportedly killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on A’kraba, Dara’a governorate on July 16th, 2018, according to local sources. An unknown number of civilians was injured.

According to the Smart News Agency, “activists said three civilians were killed and others injured in an airstrike with rockets likely to be on the town of Aqraba, controlled by the Free Syrian Army north of Dara’a.” @RadioAlKul and @liveuamar blamed Russian forces for the airstrikes.

Dara’a Martyrs Documentation Office also put the death toll at three but did not identify the belligerent. A Now Damascus correspondent reported that terrorist sites in the village were targeted.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (6) [ 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
    3
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]