Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3528

Incident date

July 23, 2018

Location

الطريق بين عين ذكر و خنيزيرية في حوض اليرموك, the road between Ain Zakr and Ain Khanizyara in Al Yarmouk Basin, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.858333, 35.906389 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians was killed and injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on the road between Ain Zakr and Ain Khenizra, west of Dara’a, on July 23rd, 2018, according to local sources.

Step News Agency reported “civilians killed and injured as a result of the Russian raids targeting the road between Ain Zakr and Ain Khanizyara in Yarmouk Basin in western Dara’a.” @soolangel886 tweeted that “Russian occupation aviation committed a massacre against civilians, as a result of being targeted by several airstrikes on the road between Ain Zekr – Khenizira, west of Dara’a.”

Step News later reported that eight civilians were killed in air raids on the Yarmouk Basin, but did not specify whether these airstrikes targeted the road between Ain Zakr and Ain Khenizra. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported four civilian deaths in the area of the Yarmouk Basin, including the death of a woman.

@now_damascus reported that Syrian warfighters targeted ISIS in the Ain Zekr and Nafaa area with a number of airstrikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 8
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    ISIS

Sources (5) [ 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
    2 – 8
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    ISIS

Sources (5) [ collapse]