Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3525

Incident date

July 20, 2018

Location

تسيل, Tasil, Dara'a, Syria

Airwars assessment

Five civilians from the same family were reported killed and others injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces’ airstrikes on Tasil in Dara’a on July 20th, 2018.

@yaser_23001 tweeted “Five civilians from one family were killed due to an air strike on the town of Tasil in the western Dara’a countryside.”

Hamza.alshaheed page posted “An entire family was buried under rubble in the town of Tasil in the western village of Dara’a as a result of Russian bombing of the town yesterday, which continues today.”

Hamza.alshaheed posted “An entire family was buried under the rubble of their house in the town of Tasil in the western village of Dara’a, as a result of Russian bombing of the town yesterday, which continues today.” The same source also said that the town was under attack from Russian forces and that Daesh prevented civilians from fleeing. However, Orient News said through locals that the Russians and the regime forces attacked the town and that the regime didn’t allow civilians to flee.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
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    Bodies trapped under the rubble in the aftermath of airstrikes, 20th July 2018. (via Hamza.alshaheed)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]