Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1115

Incident date

August 10, 2016

Location

حطلة, Hatla, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.34169, 40.19897 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to ten civilians were killed, including “a woman and her four daughters“, and 20 more injured in airstrikes on the town of Halta, according to sources on the ground – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

Both The Shaam News Network (SNN) and Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that there were no civilians killed, only wounded; however, while the majority of other sources, including Khabar Ajel, Syrianpc and Enabbaladi reported that seven to ten non-combatants died.

SNN added that media coverage of the area was extremely difficult because the area was under IS control – and therefore news organisations did not have neutral sources.

According to LCCSY, regime warplanes were responsible for the airstrikes against the marketplace, while Khabar Ajel, Aljazeera, and Qasioun blamed Russia.

In addition, state regulation reportedly prevented the wounded from leaving the territory for treatment.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 10
  • (0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
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    Civilian casualties in the aftermath of the incident in Hatla. (via, SyrianPC)

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
    0 – 10
  • (0–1 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]