Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1212

Incident date

September 2, 2016

Location

طياني, Al Tayanneh, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.993798, 40.548059 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five or six civilians including up to four children and three women died and at least a dozen more were wounded in airstrikes on Al Tayaneh, according to local media. The majority of sources attributed the event to Russia, though two blamed the Syrian regime and others didn’t apportion blame.

DeirEzzorradio, Abdulrahmanhajj and Derynews blamed Russia.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, who put the death toll at five including three children and three women, said that the regime was responsible.

LCCSY also pointed towards the regime, reporting that its warplanes destroyed three houses in strikes.

There was some confused reporting from Alamawi with tweets accusing both the regime and then Russia.

Palestine Today offered some more information on victims, saying that “a woman and her sister along with her child and two other children” died.

Syrian News Desk provided the most details, reporting that “four children and a young man were killed and more than 12 other civilians wounded, including two children, this afternoon, due to the Russian warplanes carrying out two raids on Taianh village, which is under the control of Islamic State. The shelling resulted in the destruction of two houses completely and two others partially, in addition to the combustion of a vehicle and damage to businesses in the area”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ria Soud Age unknown killed
  • Zubiedah Soud
  • Ieman Suleiman Aldabjan Age unknown killed
  • Abd Al-Qader Farhan Awad Age unknown killed
  • Yazan Al-Ragheb Sulieman Child killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (3–4 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Smoke rises above a residential area in Al Tayaneh following suspected Russian shelling (via Jisirtv)
  • The site where suspected Russian warplanes hit Al Tayaneh causing significant material destruction (via DeirEzzorradio)

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 September 1st – 30th 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
    5 – 6
  • (3–4 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]