Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1279

Incident date

September 19, 2016

Location

ميادين, Al Mayadin, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.0170037, 40.4164905 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Five to six civilians including several children were killed in airstrikes on Al Mayadeen, outside Deir Al-Zour, local sources reported. All but one source blamed Russia for the event.

Step News said “four civilians were killed and others injured in a similar raid targeting al Jaish street and Al Haram street near al Saraya in al Mayadeen in the eastern countryside.”

SyrianPC news also described “widespread destruction in residential buildings.”

@syriaalive54 referenced “three martyrs, including a girl, who died after being bombed by the Russian aviation with cluster bombs on the city of the eastern Al Mayadin # countryside at dawn today.”

Several other local sources also claimed several casualties from Russian cluster bomb airstrikes at dawn.

However, one source, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, attributed the event to the Assad regime, reporting the death of “three civilians including a girl when government warplanes missiles fired on Al Mayadein city in Deir Ez-Zour governorate”.

Syrian Press Center added that the strikes “targeted the area around the Saraya building in al Mayadeen with two cluster bombs”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammad al Nouri al Ba’aj Age unknown male killed
  • Khaled Khalil al Ghada’an Age unknown male killed
  • Yaman Jassem al Sa’aran Age unknown female killed
  • Walid Nu’man al Raja Adult male killed
  • Qussai Abboud al Hamidi Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (1–3 children4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11–15
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Walid Nu’man al Raja, reportedly victim of the airstrikes targeting Mayadin (via Deir Ezzor is being slaughtered silently Facebook)
  • Image showing the airstrikes targeting Al Mayadin, Deir Ezzor (via Jsirtv)

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
  • (1–3 children4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    11–15
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]