Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1855

Incident date

January 23, 2017

Location

ديرالزور , Deir Ezzor city, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.3353632, 40.1380348 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Between three and five civilians including up two women and two men (from one family, according to some sources) were reportedly killed in an alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrike on Deir Ezzor.

According to Euphrates Post, “Russian warplane raids targeted al Takaya street, andal Ardi and the al Hamidiya neighbourhoods, which led to the complete collapse of two homes near the children’s hospital. There is new about a massacre of civilians”.

The Syrian Press Center reported: “a massive air campaign was launched on Monday [Jan 23rd] in the city of Deir al-Zour under the control of the state organization, which led to the death and injury of civilians.

“Activists said that the Russian air force conducted several air raids in the cemetery area, Al-Takaya Street, Al-Aridi and Al-Hamidiya in Deir Al-Zour, causing extensive destruction in residential buildings amid news of martyrs and wounded in Hamidiya.”

Sharqiya__voice  5 and JIsrtv noted that five people from one family died in Al Takaya street – though these sources didn’t identify the culprit.

Most reports attributed this event to Russia, though the Syrian Network for Human Rights – said that regime warplanes had killed “three civilians, including a woman”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (1–2 women2 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Ahmad Kamal Haza’a and Kamal Haza’a, two members of a family killed in a strike on Deir Ezzor city, Jan 23rd.

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
    3 – 5
  • (1–2 women2 men)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]