Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1034

Incident date

July 23, 2016

Location

التبني, Al Tabbani, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.605833, 39.818611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian or Assad regime warplanes carried out airstrikes which struck and destroyed two family homes in Al Tabbani, killing ten civilians including five children, according to sources on the ground.  The local news source, Deirezzor 24, said that the raids occurred at 10am.

Syrian PC and Baladi News both blamed Russian warplanes for the raid. SMO News and Al Jazeera however, blamed the Assad regime for the shelling against Dier Ezzor.

Multiple sources confirmed that 10 people were killed, including six people from the Al-Jijan family and four from the Yasin Al-Jouma’a family. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights argued that the civilian casualties were mostly women and children.

Shaam News Network and other local sources reported that the seriousness of those who were injured could increase the death toll.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Yassin Al Jumaa Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammed Al-Ahmad al Juma Age unknown male killed

Family members (5)

  • Hashim Ali al-Jijan Age unknown male killed
  • Mahmoud Ali al-Jijan Age unknown male killed
  • Nazir Ali al-Jijan Age unknown male killed
  • Rahik Ali al-Jajan Age unknown killed
  • Wala’a Ali al-Jajan Age unknown female killed
  • Noujoud al Karaya Age unknown female killed
  • Muhannad al Sakha Age unknown male killed
  • Aisha Turki al-A’ffara Age unknown female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (5 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • A child who was killed in Al Tabbani by alleged Russian and Assad regime warplanes. (via Omar_madaniah tweet).
  • Children who was killed in Al Tabbani by alleged Russian and Assad regime warplanes. (via Omar_madaniah tweet).
  • A child who was killed in Al Tabbani by alleged Russian and Assad regime warplanes. (via Omar_madaniah tweet).
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Child victim of the contested airstrikes in al-Tabbni (via Deirezzor24)
  • Photo of the children killed in the village following the contested airstrikes in al-Tabbani (via Deir Ezzor is being slaughtered silenty)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between July 16th – 27th 2016.

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
    10
  • (5 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]