Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS362

Incident date

January 10, 2016

Location

دوما, Douma, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.5714804, 36.4033699 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

11 civilians including five women and two children were killed and nearly 35 injured in airstrikes on Douma, according to multiple sources. While most sources allege Russia was responsible, one blamed the Assad regime.

The Shaam News Network reported that 10 non-combatants died following raids by Russian warplanes, which also caused considerable damage to residential buildings.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights did not identify the warplanes responsible but said that eight people, including one child and two women, had been confirmed dead while two others had not been identified. It added that the death toll was expected to rise due to the severity of the injuries.

Other sources including the Violations Documentation Center, the Syrian Media Organisation and the White Helmets (who put the death at 10 including two children and four women) blamed Russia. Both the Syrian Media Organisation and the White Helmets posted distressing videos showing children being dug out from the rubble.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said that regime shelling killed at least seven, including one child and four women. And video blogger Yasser al Fawwal filmed victims of what he said were both Russian airstrikes and Assad regime missile strikes.

10 victims were named by the Violations Documentation Centre as well as one Unidentified  female adult.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11
  • (2 children5 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    35
  • 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

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

  • White Helmets and other civilians attempt to clear the rubble left following a raid. (via, Syrian Media Organisation)
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    An injured child being rescued from the rubble of her home which was destroyed by alleged Russian and Syrian Regime warplanes on 10th January 2016. (via, Syrian Media Organisation)
  • The exact moment Douma was hit by alleged Russian and Syrian Regime warplanes. (via, Ein a’la al watan)
  • Footage of the damage to the infrastructure in Douma following a contested raid. (via, Step News Agency)
  • Footage of the aftermath of the airstrikes which caused huge amounts of destruction to residential homes in Douma. (via, Bara’a Abd Al Rahma)
  • More footage showing damage to residential buildings. (via, Syrian Media Organisation)
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    Upsetting scenes of civilians including children being treated in a medical facility for their injuries. (via, AFP)
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    Upsetting footage of a child killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on 10th January 2016. (via, Yasser al Fawwal al Doumani)
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    Footage of an unborn child, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid on Douma. (via, Yasser al Fawwal al Doumani)
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    A burial in the aftermath of the raid on Douma. (via, Yasser al Fawwal al Doumani)
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    More footage of another deceased child who was killed in Douma on the 10th January 2016. (via, Yasser al Fawwal al Doumani)
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    Moments before the burial of a deceased citizen from an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Yasser al Fawwal al Doumani)
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    Moments before the burial of a deceased citizen from an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Yasser al Fawwal al Doumani)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

In its report for military actions on January 11 2016, the Kremlin reports carrying out strikes in Damascus governorate: “In the course of 10 days of the year 2016, the Russian aircraft have performed 311 combat sorties engaging 1097 objects in the Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Deir ez-Zor, Hasakah, Daraa, and Raqqah provinces.“

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11
  • (2 children5 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    35
  • 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

Sources (26) [ collapse]