Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS1433

Incident date

August 31, 2017

Location

Sagheer Shamiya, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.477377, 39.98723 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three or more civilians died in an airstrike on Zaghir Shamiya, according to local media – though reports were conflicted as to whether the Coalition, Russia or the Syrian Regime were responsible for the event.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that between two and three people were killed following an aerial offensive in Deir Ezzor Governorate. Initially, the SOHR said that three “persons” were killed in the West of Deir Ezzor, a later report said that two civilians, a man and a woman were killed. The SOHR did not specify who was to blame. Airwars will update the entry when new information arises regarding the civilians killed; the death toll is expected to rise due to “several injured people in serious conditions”.

According to Asharq al Souri, three members from “the family of Hamdah“ were killed in a strike, though the source didn’t identify the culprit.

SHRC named a victim and blamed the Coalition. DPN also named a victim but who blamed “the bombing of the regime’s airliner and its Russian occupier”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Huriat Al-Nasser Al-Abdullah Age unknown male named as a further victim by DeirEzzor24. killed
  • Obeid Al-Hamdah Age unknown was named by SHRC as a victim killed
  • Huraira Nasser Al-Abdullah Age unknown named by DPN killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of incident mention Zaghir Shamiya (زغير شامية) village, for which the coordinates are: 35.477377, 39.987230.

  • Zaghir Shamiya (زغير شامية) village in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.

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US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For August 31st – September 1st the Coalition reported “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed five tactical vehicles and a machine gun, and damaged a bridge.”

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]