Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1277

Incident date

September 17, 2016

Location

الصالحية, Al Salhiye, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.7146658, 40.7555866 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between three and four civilians died in an alleged Russian airstrike on the road outside al Salhiye, Deir Ezzor, local media reported.

Step News Agency – who put the death toll at one – stated that “Russian military warplanes launched several raids.”

Other outlets, such as @DeirElzor24 and @so_ria98, did not name the responsible party, but reported only that warplanes struck Al Salhiye.

According to LCCSY, “three civilians of one family, Hasan Jejan and his two kids, were martyred in an airstrike by warplanes on the second day of Eid, which targeted the road between Salihia and Husainia villages in the western suburbs”.

@AlMohaimmed put the number killed at four.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Hasan Jejan Adult male killed
  • Child of Hasan Jejan Child killed
  • Child of Hasan Jejan Child killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of the alleged Russian strikes on the city of Al Salhiya (via @AlMohaimmed tweet)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1–2 children1 man)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]