Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3524

Incident date

July 20, 2018

Location

الشجرة, Al Sahajara, Dara'a, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to 15 civilians were killed including women and children and others injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces airstrikes on Al Sahajara in Dara’a on July 20th, 2018. Sanabka Ahrar reported that the area was the target of more than 40 raids with missiles and rockets what caused severe destruction to buildings.

@samersamer694 said that the area was attacked by artillery and missile shelling.

@omar_hariri_dr tweeted “Ten civilian martyred, most of them are children and women from one family, in a raid by Russian warplanes on the town of Al-Shajarah in the Yarmouk Basin in the countryside of Western Dara’a.”

Step Agency reported that “The Russian and Syrian warplanes and helicopters continued in parallel with the artillery and artillery shelling targeting the areas of the Yarmouk basin controlled by Daesh, leaving more than 15 dead and many wounded, mostly in Al-Shajara town, including women and children.”

France 24 said the death toll was higher “At least 26 civilians, including 11 children, were killed Friday in heavy aerial bombardment targeting the Yarmouk Basin area.”, but didn’t specify the number of victims in Al Shajara alone.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 15
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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]

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
    3 – 15
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–5
  • 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]