Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2299

Incident date

June 21, 2017

Location

الشيخ ياسين, Sheikh Yassin, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.33367, 40.148313 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

As many as 10 civilians were killed, and 10 more were wounded, following in alleged Russian airstrikes on Sheikh Yassin. Sources all blamed Russian aircraft for the raids.

According to sources, the vicinity was struck shortly before 2.30am, at “break-fast” during Ramadan. A residential neighbourhood was partially destroyed in the attack with RPG shelling, and four cluster bombs, according to local media.

Free Deir Ezzor described the “sounds of violent explosions shaking the region at 2:30 am on Wednesday []June 21st]”.

Rfsmediaoffice reported that many civilians were rushed to hospital with wounds – however they did not specify the severity of the injured. 

Sheikh Yassin was reportedly under the control of the regime forces at this period in time. 

The incident occured at 2:30 am local time.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 10
  • (3–4 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (12) [ 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 June 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 10
  • (3–4 children2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]