Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1842

Incident date

January 17, 2017

Location

بحي العمال, al Oummal neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.3222686, 40.1443005 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to 17 civilians including six children died in an airstrike on the al Oummal neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

Deir Ezzor 24 was among a number of sources blaming the regime, reporting that “five civilians were killed and others injured when an air force plane of the Assad forces attacked the al Oummal neighborhood in Deir Al-Zour on Tuesday afternoon [Jan 17th]. The bombing targeted civilian houses inside the neighborhood, which resulted in the rise of five martyrs, including two children and three men”.

However @MasarPressNet and @HalabTodayTV blamed Russia. Multiple sources put the death toll at 10 non-combatants.

The highest death toll was given by the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (who didn’t identify the culprit) at 17 civilians, including six children and four women”.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 17
  • (6 children1–4 women3–7 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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]

  • Raslan Ramadan Al Jaial, killed in an airstrike on the al Oummal neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor, Jan 17th (via AhrarDeirEzzor)
  • Marwan Khalaf al-Hussein, killed in Marwan Khalaf al-Hussein, Jan 17th (via Euphrates Post)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
    10 – 17
  • (6 children1–4 women3–7 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–20
  • 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]