Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1878

Incident date

February 3, 2017

Location

ميادين, Al-Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.016667, 40.444167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to seven civilians were killed and 28 injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on Al-Mayadeen, in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, according to local media.

The source Sharqiya Voice reported: “Russian MOD says that five planes targeted IS positions in al Mayadeen. The Sharqiya correspondent confirmed that the areas targeted were civilian with no connection to IS.”

The death toll varied across sources, Al Jazeera stated as many as seven died whilst 7al reported that there was only one death – both cited dozens of injuries.

Shariqya Voice reported that 28 were wounded in the attack.

An RT report included: “A statement issued by the Russian Defense Ministry [which] said: ‘Long-range bombers  (T-22M3) after they took off from Russian territory, and crossed the Iranian and Iraqi airspace, conducted an air strike, on terrorist sites in the city of Mayadeen, in the countryside of Deir al-Zour…The target of the air strike was huge warehouses of arms and ammunition’.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 7
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–28
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Translation: Witnessed a Russian bombing on the city of Mayadin countryside #Deirzur, killing seven people.
  • Translation: Russian planes bomb terrorists in the countryside of Deir al-Zour.
  • Translation: Eastern Deir Ezzor, al Mayadeen - the signs of Russian raids on the city.
  • Translation: Eastern Deir Ezzor countryside - Mohammad Ali al Hussein - one of the martyrs of the Russian raids on al Mayadeen.
  • Translation: Eastern Deir Ezzor countryside - al Mayadeen - the signs of the Russian raids on the city last night showing great destruction in civilian homes.
  • Translation: Photos of the raids that targeted al Mayadeen today.
  • Translation: Eastern Deir Ezzor countryside - the child Mohammad Saleh al Hussein lost his legs following Russian long range missiles fired on al Mayadeen a few days ago.

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
    1 – 7
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–28
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]