Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1858

Incident date

January 24, 2017

Location

الصالحية, Al-Salhiya, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.7146658, 40.7555866 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

As many as 30 civilians were killed, and dozens more were wounded, in an airstrike which on cotton mill in Al-Salhiya, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame, with some blaming Russian forces, and others blaming the Syrian regime. One source reported that six Russian warplanes were sighted in the vicinity.

Sources were also conflicted as to what was struck. Many talk of a cotton mill as the location of the strike, which was used to make sacks for agricultural workers. Another source reported that a shop was selling second hand things was struck – named as ‘Al Rakkaz shop’.

According to a number of other reports, residential homes were struck. Finally, one source claimed that a weapons and ammunition store was struck. It can be educed from this that the entire vicinity was struck with a thorough aerial bombardment.

Additionally, many reports claimed that civilians were burned, charred and disfigured in the aftermath of the raid. One source reported that many of the wounded were in a serious condition and the death toll was likely to rise.

According to a source, six unidentified civilians were also found dead.

A single source reported that 15 members of ISIS were killed in this airstrike. There are no other reports of ISIS, all other sources reported that the victims were civilians.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Jalal Obaid Al Ali Al-Jassim Adult male killed
  • Hail Jalal Al Jassem Age unknown killed
  • Abud Nasir al-Humaidan Age unknown male killed
  • Khaled Nasser al-Humaidan Age unknown male killed
  • Marwan Najm al-Muwayna Age unknown killed
  • Aziz Khalaf al-Rahil Age unknown killed
  • Taha Ali al-Mari Age unknown killed
  • Ali Asravel Age unknown male killed
  • Al-Barouj Age unknown killed
  • Mohammed Ali Al-Dakhin Age unknown male killed
  • Bassam Al-Mayouf Age unknown killed
  • Mohammed al-Saud Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmed Al-Hussein Age unknown male killed
  • Maher Aboud Al Khalaf Age unknown male killed
  • Amin Ali al-Dakhin Age unknown killed
  • Fadel Ali al-Mar'i Age unknown killed
  • Mohammed Khader al-Baruj Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammad Nouri al Mansour Age unknown male from Al Ji’aa killed
  • Allawai al Sarafil Age unknown killed
  • Son of Abdallah al Sarafil Age unknown male killed
  • Yazin al Mihbash Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    21 – 30
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (42) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid targeted Al-Salhiya, 24th January 2017. (via @Fh4301)
  • The exact moment an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid targeted Al-Salhiya, 24th January 2017. (via @Fh4301)
  • The exact moment an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid targeted Al-Salhiya, 24th January 2017. (via @Fh4301)
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    Dead civilians in the aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid targeted Al-Salhiya, 24th January 2017. (via @Fh4301)
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid targeted Al-Salhiya, 24th January 2017. (via DeirEzzor24)
  • Jalal Al Ali al Jassem, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid targeted Al-Salhiya, 24th January 2017. (via AlSharqiya)
  • News bulletin reporting on an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid targeted Al-Salhiya, 24th January 2017. (via EuphratesPost)
  • The exact moment an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid targeted Al-Salhiya, 24th January 2017. (via EuphratesPost)
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    Hayel Jalal al Ali al Jassem, killed in an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid targeted Al-Salhiya, 24th January 2017. (via AlSharqiya)

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.

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
    21 – 30
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (42) [ collapse]