Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1113

Incident date

August 9, 2016

Location

Mheimidiya, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.44294, 40.08619 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between 15 and 30 civilians were killed, including three children and four women, and between 20 to 40 wounded – some critically – by an aerial bombardment of the town of Mahimideh, local media reported. The majority of sources attributed the event to the Assad regime.

However, four airstrikes were conducted by planes that were identified by Qasioun and @Shahed_alep as belonging to Russian forces.But the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and and Arabstoday were among the many sources that blamed the regime.

The strikes reportedly airstrikes hit civilian homes, Shahatha Hebron School, a grocery store, and agricultural land.

The Violations Documentation Center blamed “Syrian government and affiliated militias” for the death of 15 civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 30
  • (3 children4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–40
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment the raid hit. (via, Arabstoday)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    An injured man receives medical treatment. (via, Rozana News)

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 August 1st – 10th 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
    15 – 30
  • (3 children4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–40
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]