Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS120

Incident date

November 5, 2015

Location

البوكمال, Al Bukamal, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.4561111, 40.9190941 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that 71 civilians including nine or more children killed – and more than 100 people injured – when alleged Russian warplanes launched two airstrikes on the market in Al Bukamal. It added that more than 20 shops were destroyed and that a mosque, park and school were damaged while an ambulance burned.

The Violations Documentation Center put the death toll at least 48, including one woman and 11 children.

Deir Ezzor 24 insisted none of those killed has linked to so-called Islamic State: “At exactly 10:20 in the morning Russian aircraft launched two raids in a row on the perimeter of the Martyrs Park, where the first strike (using two missiles) left some casualties. Five minutes after the first raid, when paramedics and residents had gathered, the warplanes launched a second raid targeting the same place with the aim of causing a higher number of civilian casualties.”

VDC has named some 40 victims.

The Syrian Network has named 22 additional victims.

Additionally, VCD lists eight unidentified victims including four female adults and four male children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mothana al-Hasib adult, male (or child according to SN4HR) killed
  • Hamid al-Hasib Adult male killed

Family members (2)

  • Mohammad Hani al-Hamid Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Hani al-Hamid male killed

Family members (7)

  • Wife of Moeaz Hakoum al-Debs Adult female killed
  • Ahmad Moeaz Hakoum al-Debs Child male killed
  • Anas Moeaz Hakoum al-Debs Child male killed
  • Hareth Moeaz Hakoum al-Debs Child male killed
  • Younes Moeaz Hakoum al-Debs Adult male killed
  • Moeaz Hakoum al-Debs Adult male
  • Ibraheem Moeaz Hakoum al-Debs Child male killed

Family members (2)

  • Shaker Hamid Shaker al-Batleh Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Hamid Shaker al-Batleh Adult male killed

Family members (3)

  • Ahmad Hashem al-Rafeeq al-Bargash Adult male killed
  • Tareef Turky al-Bargash Adult male killed
  • Bassam al-Bargash Adult male killed

Family members (2)

  • Son of Hamed al-Hamad Adult male
  • Son of Hamed al-Hamad male
  • Mohammad Hamid Shaker al-Batleh Adult male killed
  • Ahmad al-Mdare Adult male killed
  • Habib Jomea al-Rwai Age unknown male adult or child according to SN4HR killed
  • Adnan al-Abd al-Amir Adult male killed
  • Farhan Ali al-Gdaib Adult male killed
  • Raed Anwar al-Haj Asi “al-Bargash” Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Walid al-Gozeh Adult male killed
  • Haseeb Haj Ahmad Adult male killed
  • Son of Hakoum al-Salman Child male killed
  • Iyad Kasra al-Knyaiher Adult male killed
  • Son of Jamal al-Haj Ali Age unknown male killed
  • Mahmoud Bassam al-Sharif Adult male killed
  • Yasin Abdullah al-Kasheer Adult male killed
  • Son of Abdullah al-Gafian Adult male killed
  • Son of Malis al-Naye Adult male killed
  • Zeeb Hosain al-Basheer Adult male killed
  • Hamoud Mustafa al-Kabe Adult male killed
  • Khaled Mohammad Anwar al-Bargash Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Walid Again Adult male killed
  • Abdulraheem Moeaz Hakoum al-Debs Adult male killed
  • Maddah Naser al-Hodhod Adult male killed
  • Yasin al-Eifan Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Walid Al Za’ein (Al Jouza) Adult male killed
  • Madah Nasser Al Hudhud Age unknown
  • Mahmoud Al Snais’s son Age unknown
  • Yassine Abdullah Al Aifan Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammad Jasem Al Maraa Al Ashaab Age unknown male killed
  • Khalaf Rafea Al Aifa Age unknown killed
  • Al Mraihi’s son Age unknown killed
  • Hani Hameid Al Batleh’s son Age unknown killed
  • Hani Hameid Al Batleh’s cousin Age unknown killed
  • Mohammad Al Barghash’s son Age unknown killed
  • Shash Al Karbouli Age unknown killed
  • Mohammad Asaad Ayed Al Mattroud Age unknown male
  • Hamad Samer Al Hamad Age unknown
  • Al Haji Ibn Mattbalji Adult male killed
  • Al Akhras Ibn Mattbalji Age unknown killed
  • Ziad Al Khaleifa’s son Age unknown male killed
  • Su’od Khuder Al Thamer Age unknown killed
  • Omar Al Homsi Age unknown male killed
  • Khaled Al Daheim Age unknown male killed
  • Khaled Ibrahim Al Bakheit Age unknown male killed
  • Sa’ad Al Eid’s son Age unknown killed
  • Adel Al Dagher’s sons Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    48 – 71
  • (9–11 children1–4 women9 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    100
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The remains of an ambulance, following alleged shelling by Russian warplanes, published by a media agency that belongs to ISIL
  • Footage showing the moment a strike hit Al Bukamal, Nov 5th (via derrevolutio11)
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    A dead child following the raid in Al Bukamal
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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 confirmed carrying out strikes in Dayr ez Zawr governorate between November 3rd-5th 2015: “Near Al-Muhasan (Deir ez-Zor province), a Su-34 bomber performed strike against terrorist training camp of the Jabhat al-Nusra. Terrorist training infrastructure, installations and constructions used by terrorists for keeping explosive devices were completely destroyed by direct hits of guided air bombs.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    48 – 71
  • (9–11 children1–4 women9 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    100
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]