Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS749

Incident date

April 7, 2016

Location

الضمير, Dumayr, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.642499, 36.690551 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One adult male civilian was killed and many people wounded in an alleged Russian or regime airstrike on Dumayr, according to local sources.

The Violations Documentation Center names Omar Mahdi al-Khasi and says he was killed “due to Russian air forces shelling”. However, in a tweet by Marwanqadi it was reported that he “died in a regime warplanes raid on Dumair’s fields”. A tweet by Zakkarya Nassani also blamed the regime and reported the “destruction of a school in Damascus after shelling of explosive barrels”.

In a tweet by Abumaherdumair it was stated that Mahdi al-Khasi was killed “in regime shelling in the areas controlled by IS”. A tweet by Alamawi also reported the incident and spoke of “many injured in warplane shelling on Al-Dumair”, but did not state who was allegedly responsible for the strike. A tweet by Damir Coordination equally mentioned the incident and spoke of “two aerial raids targeting Al-matroon fields”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Victim of the contested airstrikes in Dumair, Damascus, Omar Mahdi al Khasi (via VDC)
  • Al-Dumair school after being targeting by the contested airstrikes (via Zakkarya Nassani tweet)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Kremlin has issued no public accounts of airstrikes in Syria from April 1st – 30th.

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]