Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1851

Incident date

January 21, 2017

Location

دير الزورحي الشيخ ياسين , Al Sheikh Yasin neighbourhood, Deir Ezzor, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.33367, 40.148313 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two named children died and several more civilians were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Deir Ezzor’s Al Sheikh Yasin neighbourhood, according to local media.

Syrian Mirror reported: “Activists  warplanes likely to be Russian struck the neighborhoods of Sheikh Yassin, Jubaila, Rashidiya, Rusafa, Hweika, Al Sinaa, Al Mouathafeen, Doar Al Banorama and Al Maqaber area, killing two children in the Sheikh Yassin neighborhood.”

@HalabTodayTV also blamed Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]