Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3527

Incident date

July 21, 2018

Location

الشجرة, Al Shajara, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.774176, 35.88212 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the village of Al Shajara, Dara’a governorate, on July 21st, 2018, according to local sources.

An officer with the Dara’a Martyrs Documentation Office told Smart News that “one civilian was killed in Al Shajara village, which is controlled by the Islamic State.” The officer blamed both Russian and Syrian regime warplanes for the airstrikes but added that military observatories reported that most airstrikes on the area had been Russian.

@okpazobany reported that Russian warplanes targeted the village with concussion and vacuum missiles. According to @samersamer694, a barrel bomb fell on the village but did not explode.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (4) [ 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
    1
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]