Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1857

Incident date

January 24, 2017

Location

موحسن , Muhassan, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.2257487, 40.3109038 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Three named civilians died in an alleged Russia or regime airstrike on Muhassan, according to local media.

Orient news reported: “Russian warplanes on Tuesday [Jan 24th] targeted the town of Mohsin in the eastern suburb of Deir al-Zour, resulting in civilian casualties:  a martyr and wounded.

“According to Deir Ezzor 24, Russian aircraft launched intensive air raids on the Al-Labad neighborhood in the city of Mohsin, resulting in the massacre of civilians, along with many wounded, and extensive destruction in the neighbourhood”.

Deir Ezzor noted that “a civilian and his wife were injured” in a Russian strike.

Microsyria, All4Syria said that the regime carried out raids on the town. The Syrian Network for Human Rights also pointed to the regime, reporting: “3 civilians, including 2 women, died in Syrian regime warplanes missiles fired on Al Labed neighborhood in Mohasan city in Deir Ez-Zour governorate eastern suburbs, January 24, 2017.”

According to LCCSY, “two women were killed and others injured after air raids on Muhassan in the eastern countryside”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1–2 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 (23) [ collapse]

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
  • (1–2 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 (23) [ collapse]