Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS391

Incident date

January 15, 2016

Location

دير العصافير, Dayr al Asafeer, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.465278, 36.419722 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Eight to nine civilians including one to two women and two children were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Dayr al Asafeer, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the White Helmets.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that eight non-combatants including one woman and two children were killed and others injured when “warplanes believed to be Russian bombed areas on the outskirts of the town of Deir al-Asafir in the Eastern Ghouta.” They added that one female victim was still be identified, and that the attack had left some people in a critical condition, meaning that the death toll was likely to rise.

According to the White Helmets, there were two raids by Russian warplanes using vacuum missiles, leading to “great destruction of buildings.” They put the death toll at nine, including one woman and two children. VDC instead blamed unspecified aircraft.

Nine victims were listed by VDC and the White Helmets including one unknown woman.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 9
  • (2 children1–2 women5 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • An injured woman is carried by members of the Civil Defence into an ambulance. (via, The White Helmets)
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    Footage with an interview showing the exact moments the airstrike hit Dayra al Asafeer, and civilian casualties in a medical facility in the aftermath. (via, Quasion News Agency)
  • A video showing the exact moments that the airstrike fell. (via, Quasion News Agency)
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    Graphic footage showing deceased children and seriously injured civilians, in the immediate aftermath of the alleged raid. (via, Quasion News Agency)
  • A video showing the exact moments that the airstrike fell. (via, AIR STRIKES DEIR AL A’ASSAFIR- ABOU KASEM)
  • An elderly injured woman is carried away from her home which was ruined by alleged Russian airstrikes which targeted the town of Dayr al Asafeer. (via, Damascus Media Office)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between 11-15 January.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 9
  • (2 children1–2 women5 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]