Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1856

Incident date

January 23, 2017

Location

قحطان, Kahtan, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.988441, 38.921964 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three civilians from the same family were killed when an alleged Russian raid struck civilian homes near a hospital in Kahtan. Only one on the ground source – Euphrates Post –  reported on this incident, and it blamed Russian warplanes.

It alleged that the homes near Kahtan hospital were struck which led to the collapse of an entire building. Later on it tweeted the name of the road, Sitta Illa Rubu’ [quarter to six] street. 

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Kamal Ahmad al Hazza’ [Abu Ahmad], Adult male killed
  • Ahmad Kamal al Hazza’ Child male son of Kamal Ahmad al Hazza’ [Abu Ahmad], killed
  • Mariam Breija’ Adult female wife of Kamal Ahmad al Hazza’ [Abu Ahmad], killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]