Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1838

Incident date

January 15, 2017

Location

الحميدية, Al Hamidiya neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor, 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

As many as five civilians were killed – including a family of three – and others were injured in alleged shelling on Alhamediya. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. Some blamed the Syrian regime, while others blamed Russia. Multiple sources even attributed blame to both belligerents.

It must be noted that multiple sources reported that “five civilians were martyred and others were injured by the shelling of the Al-Hamidiya and Al-Aridi neighbourhoods in the town of Deir Al-Zour.” It remains unclear as to where all five of these five civilians were killed. SN4HR amongst other sources added that this death toll included two women and two children.

A picture of the child Abdullah Rashed Alwan, who was killed in the raid on Alhamediya, was published by many social media sites. He died along with his parents.

It was reported that the aerial bombardment consisted of missiles.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Abdullah Rashed Alwan, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid on 15th January 2017, Alhamediya. (via @MousaAlomar)

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 January 1st – 31st 2017.

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
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]