Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1711

Incident date

November 27, 2016

Location

حي الحميدية , Al Hamidiya neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor city, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.3301466, 40.1456308 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In a major civilian casualty incident, up to 30 civilians – many of them named – died and as many as 40 more were wounded in an alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrike on a vegetable market in the Al Hamidiya neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor city. According to Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Legal Network, around five members of ISIS were also killed

The highest death count was given by Step News at 30 civilians – and multiple sources named victims.

The ISIS-media outlet Al Maq reported: “More than 15 dead and 40 injured most of them women and children following a Russian raid on a vegetable market in al Hamidiye neighbourhood in the city of Deir Ezzor.”

While most sources blamed Russia, there were also several allegations against the regime.

A report by Syria News Desk said: Salama Al Hussein, a member of the opposition media Euphrates post, told Syria News Desk that regime  warplanes launched six raids on the concentration of civilians in the vegetable coop in al Hamidiyah neighbourhood in the center of Deir al-Zour, killing 18 civilians, including six children and three unidentified civilians. More than 40 others were wounded, some critically”.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Maher Al-Zuhair killed
  • Tariq Al-Zuhair male killed

Family members (2)

  • Khulud Ismail Attawi killed
  • Mariam Khaled Attawi killed

Family members (3)

  • Mustafa Haj Omar Age unknown male killed
  • Mahmoud Jdea Age unknown male killed
  • Salah Mohammed Al-Mousa Age unknown male killed
  • Malik al-Hussein Age unknown male killed
  • Abu Zahra (from the family of Al-Kajijah) Age unknown male killed
  • Majid Saad Al-Din Child killed
  • Fahd Al-Hussein Age unknown killed
  • Mohammed Diwani Age unknown killed
  • Saher Ghayath, aka Saher Al-Basa Age unknown killed
  • Mohammed Taj Age unknown killed
  • Tariq Nuweiser Age unknown killed
  • Hisham Khalaf al Ma’youf Age unknown male killed
  • Amer Jamil al Saleh Adult male killed
  • Mahmoud Kajija Age unknown male killed
  • Kathem al Razaj Age unknown killed
  • Abd al Rahman al Touyour Child killed
  • Abdallah Khaled al Mohammad Age unknown male killed
  • Mustapha Majid al Hakim Age unknown male killed
  • Haifa Alaa al Nakishbandi Age unknown killed
  • Mohammad Ghafra Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    25 – 30
  • (3–6 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–40
  • 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
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    The body of a child following a strike on the Al Hamidiya neighbourhood, Nov 27th (via DE24)
  • A fire rages following a strike on the Al Hamidiya neighbourhood, Nov 27th (via DE24)
  • 'The martyr Mohammad Taj Shihab one of the victims of al Hamidiye neighbourhood massacre following the raid that targeted the vegetable company.' (via Euphrates Post)
  • 'Hisham Khalaf al Ma’youf one of the victims of the massacre at al Hamidiye neighbourhood in the city of Deir Ezzor' (via Euphrates Post)
  • 'Amer Jamil al Saleh one of the victims of the massacre at al Hamidiye neighbourhood' (Euphrates Post)
  • 'Mahmoud Kajija one of the victims of the massacre at al Hamidiye neighbourhood' (Euphrates Post)
  • ' Mohammad al Ghafra died due to his wounds following the raid on al Hamidiya neighbourhood' (Euphrates Post)
  • Abd al Rahman Mohammad Said Al Alwan (Euphrates Post)
  • Mustapha Mohamamd Said al Alwan (Euphrates Post)
  • Mahmoud Ahmad al Alwan (Euphrates Post)

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 specific strikes between November 1st – 30th 2016.

On 6 January 2017, Russia, however, reported: “Since November 8, 2016, the aircraft carrier group of the Northern Fleet consisting of the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the large ASW ship Severomorsk, as well as auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, has been fulfilling counterterrorist missions on the territory of Syria”, adding that ”in the course of two months of their participation in the combat actions, naval aviation pilots have carried out 420 combat sorties, 117 of them were night ones.”

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
    25 – 30
  • (3–6 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15–40
  • 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]