Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS612

Incident date

February 15, 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

Six civilians including four children and one woman were killed in airstrikes on Douma, according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

According to the Shaam News Network, “Russian enemy planes launched dozens of raids on the towns of eastern Ghouta“, leading to two deaths in Douma.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said that artillery shelling by the regime killed at least four non-combatants including three children and one woman.

An additional victim, one-year-old Alya Al Akhras was named by Syrian Martyrs, Yasser Al-Fawal Al-Dumati and the White Helmets.

The White Helmets published a graphic video showing the aftermath of a strike and the casualties, though they didn’t say who was responsible.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ena’am Nabaki Age unknown female Named by Zaman Masdar, mother of Saeed Khabeya killed
  • Ayham Reyad Al-Najjar Child male Zaman Masdar killed
  • Radwan Ziad Al-Najjar Child male Zaman Masdar killed
  • Mohammed Mahmood Al-Masri Child male Zaman Masdar killed
  • Amer Al-Fustuki Age unknown male Zaman Masdar killed
  • Alya Al Akhras Child female Named by Syrian Martyrs, Yasser Al-Fawal Al-Dumati and the White Helmets killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (4 children1 woman0–1 men)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    "Alya Al-Akhra, 1 year old, died due to airstrikes in Douma." (via, Yasser Al-Fawal Al-Dumati)
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    The body of a deceased civilian following an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, Syrian Revolution Network)

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 makes no public mention of having carried out strikes in Damascus from February 10th – February 16th.

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
    6
  • (4 children1 woman0–1 men)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]