Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1327

Incident date

September 23, 2016

Location

الموحسن, Al Mohaissen, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.2257487, 40.3109038 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between three and five civilians including two children died up to seven more were wounded in an airstrike on Al Mohaissen town, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

Among sources blaming Russia were the Shaam News Network, who put the death toll at five, “including children”. Emirates News joined a number of other sources that said four people died.

According to Syrianewdesk, “five civilians were killed, including two children, and seven others were wounded, this afternoon [Sept 23rd], as a result of Russian warplanes in carrying out four raids on a residential area at the entrance to the city of Muhassan”.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, who put the death toll at three including two children, attributed the event to the regime.

Alyemen Today added that an unspecified number of ISIS members were killed in addition to five civilians.

LCCSY, who joined many sources in not identifying the culprit, named two child victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ahmed Salah Elesmeer Child male killed
  • Rowan Salah Elesmeer Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

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
    3 – 5
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–7
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]