Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2223

Incident date

May 9, 2017

Location

العريضي, Al A'ridi, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

36.182825, 37.926156 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between five and six civilians were killed, and others were wounded, following an airstrike on the residential neighbourhood of Al A’ridi, local media reported. Sources all agreed that Russian warplanes were to blame for the raids.

According to @Huthaifamu94, this was the third massacre which had occurred in Deir Ezzor on the 9th of May 2017. 

Although the Violations Documentation Centre named three adult males and one adult female, many sources also named three children.

Smart news reported that the vicinity was under control of ISIS.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Saad al-Mofti Adult male killed
  • Layth al-Laji Adult male killed
  • Ahmad al-Ali Adult male killed
  • Wife of Ahmad al-Ali Adult female killed
  • Reem al-Abdullah Adult female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (3 children1–3 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (11) [ 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 May 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (3 children1–3 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]