Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS668

Incident date

February 25, 2016

Location

درعا البلد, Dara al Balad, Daraa, Syria

Geolocation

32.607961, 36.099127 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians including one or two children died in an airstrike or artillery bombardment on Dara al Balad, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was a Russian strike or action by the Syrian regime.

Among the sources blaming Russia were Khaled Abu Slem, Abn_Horan and Syria Mubashar.

However, a number of other reports, including Naba and Gulf Eyes, pointed towards land to land missiles fired by the regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Child female killed
Age unknown named by Syrianpc killed
Adnan Almsylmeh
Age unknown male named by Syriass1881, an extremily graphic image published of him, could be the same individual as isa Adnan al Jaber al Mahameed killed
Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Eisa Adnan al-Jaber al-Mahameed, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian Regime raid. (via, VDC)
  • A video of the exact moments the raid hit Dara al Balad. (via, Shaam)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has published no known record of strikes in Syria from February 17th – February 29th.

Syrian Regime Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Military, Syrian Regime

Sources (27) [ collapse]