Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3529

Incident date

July 30, 2018

Location

كويا, Kuya, Dara'a, Syria

Geolocation

32.748265, 35.819035 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between six and nine civilians, including women and children, were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and/or artillery strikes on a camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP) in the town of Kuya, Dara’a governorate, on July 30th, 2018, according to local sources. Dozens were wounded.

Smart News Agency reported that, according to activists, six civilians were killed in likely Russian airstrikes on a camp for IDP in Kuya town. @OrientNews tweeted: “Nine civilians killed, including children and women from one family, by the bombing of Assad militia on the town of Kuya in the Yarmouk Basin.” The Dara’a Martyrs Documentation office reported “dozens of martyrs and wounded.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the deaths of eight civilians, mostly women. @alhafiz1allah reported the names of six civilians. Their ages are unknown.

Mohammad Al Sahri’a with the Dara’a martyrs Documentation office told Smart News Agency that “a man, a woman and two children were killed on Sunday by an artillery bombardment of a camp for displaced people in the town of Koya, under the control of the Khalid bin al-Walid Army, accused of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State Organisation in Yarmouk Basin, Dara’a.”

Smart News concluded that based on information provided by activists, Russia had likely been responsible for the bombing. Other sources blamed the Syrian regime, or both Russia and the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 9
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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
    ISIS

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    The body of a woman who was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and/or artillery strikes on a IDP camp in the down ot Kuya on July 30th, 2018 (via We are all the martyr Hamza Ali al Khateeb).
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    The bodies of a woman and children who were killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air and/or artillery strikes on a IDP camp in the town ot Kuya on July 30th, 2018 (via Mohammad Amin on Facebook).

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 9
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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
    ISIS

Sources (14) [ collapse]