Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS403

Incident date

January 16, 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

Seven civilians were killed and 25 others injured when cluster bombs were allegedly fired on Douma, according to the White Helmets and the Shaam News Network.

The White Helmets did not say who was responsible for the attack, but reported that “the number of martyrs today in Douma has risen to 4 following the bombing with cluster bombs and heavy artillery.

But the Shaam News Network blamed Russia, saying that one person was killed and 25 other injured 25 injured in a missile attack with cluster bombs.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Aziz al Rayes Adult male also known as Abo Hatem,  as a victim of “cluster missile shelling” in Douma. killed
  • Haj Yassin Darwish Almasha’ot (Abu Hassan) Adult Syria 2011 listed the following victims killed by cluster bombs killed
  • Rashid Daoud Adult male Syria 2011 listed the following victims killed by cluster bombs killed
  • Yousef Abdel Basset al-Younis Adult male Syria 2011 listed the following victims killed by cluster bombs killed
  • Hanan Taleb Age unknown female named by Syria 2011, killed when a surface to surface missile hit her home. killed
  • Yamen Hamza Child Syria 2011 listed the following victims killed by cluster bombs killed
  • Ahmed Mohammed Henen Adult male Syria 2011 listed the following victims killed by cluster bombs killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (1 child4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    25
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
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    Abdul Aziz al-Rayes, killed in Douma by alleged Russian raids. (via, VDC)
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    Haj Yassin Darwish Almasha’ot (Abu Hassan), killed in Douma by alleged Russian raids. (via, YASER ALDOUMANI2)
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    Rashid Daoud, killed in Douma by alleged Russian raids. (via, YASER ALDOUMANI2)
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    Yousef Abdel Basset al-Younis, killed in Douma by alleged Russian raids. (via, YASER ALDOUMANI2)
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    Ahmed Mohammed Henen, killed in Douma by alleged Russian raids. (via, YASER ALDOUMANI2)
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    The White Helmets loading injured civilians into the ambulance not long after the alleged raid hit. (via, The White Helmets)
  • Civilian attempts to put out a fire in a market following an alleged Russian raid. (via, SNN)
  • From cluster bombs which were allegedly used in Douma on 16th January 2016. (via, SNN)
  • The aftermath of the raid in Douma. (via, SNN)
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    Rashid Daoud, killed in Douma by alleged Russian raids. (via, YASER ALDOUMANI2)
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    Martyr Yasser Tabakh, a non civilian combatant. (via, YASER ALDOUMANI2)
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    Mohamed Maher Abu Arbash, killed in Douma by alleged Russian raids. (via, YASER ALDOUMANI2)
  • An image of a shell which was dropped on Douma on 16th January 2016. (via, Mahrous Mazen)

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 19 2016, the Kremlin makes no mention of carrying out strikes in Damascus governorate.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (1 child4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    25
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]