Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1280

Incident date

September 19, 2016

Location

التبني, Al Tabani, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.605833, 39.818611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

According to local media, six or seven civilians were killed and several more wounded by warplanes in al Tabani, Deir Ezzor. Sources were conflicted as to the responsible party, with most agreeing the planes were Russian.

Most sources claimed six dead. For instance, Jisir TV tweeted “six martyrs in the town of Al Tabani”, and Step news agency used similar language. However, SRG Syria claimed seven had been killed.

Deir Ezzor 24 originally stated four fatalities, but revised their number upwards to six after two civilians died of injuries sustained from the bombings.

LCCSY, Step, Salquin, and Deir Ezzor 24 all claimed the planes were Russian, but the Syrian Network for Human Rights stated that they were the regime’s.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Fassih al Marzouk Adult male killed
  • Sabriya al Marzouk Adult female killed

Family members (2)

  • The daughter of Walid al Abd al Razaj Child female killed
  • The daughter of Walid al Abd al Razaj Child female killed
  • Fadel al Obeid Adult male killed
  • Samia al Razaj Adult female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 7
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The contested airstrikes reportedly launched three raids on al Khan area and around the former politics building in al Tabani (via Deir Ezzor 24 facebook)

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
    6 – 7
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (26) [ collapse]