Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R2459

Incident date

October 8, 2017

Location

العشارة, Al-Ashara, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were reportedly killed in alleged Russia or Syrian regime airstrikes on the city of Al-Ashara, Deir Ezzor, local media reported.

Only one source, Sharqiya Voice, reported the death of two civilians, while the remaining sources merely reported about aerial bombardment, which @Deirfree called “hysterical” .

One source, @obaidahalabdull, attributed blame to the Assad regime while @Deirfree identified Russia as the responsible. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the moment the Russian or Assad-waged airstrike hit Al-Ashara, Deir Ezzor, October 8th, 2017 (via @wwaa56)

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 has not reported any strikes between October 1st - 31st 2017.

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
    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 (4) [ collapse]