Sources on the ground reported that as many as 17 civilians were killed, and dozens more were wounded, following airstrikes on Muheimeda in the early hours of the morning. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. The majority of sources attributed blame to the Syrian regime, others pointed to Russian warplanes, however there were also many sources that blamed “unidentified warplanes” for the strikes.
Similarly, there was disparity over how many civilians were killed. Orient News put the death toll as high as 17, though many other sources said that between 10 and 15 died. Two women and four children were included in the death toll.
Rfsmediaoffice noted that the death toll was highly likely to rise due to the severity of some of the injured civilians. Multiple sources such as @HadiAlabdallah reported that the wounded were mostly women and children. Additionally, Deirezzor News stated that medical supplies in the village were limited.
According to multiple sources, “warplanes targeted a gathering of buildings [within the] vicinity of a water station in the town of Mheimdiya”. Euphrates Post suggested that the raids “targeted civilian homes”.
There were allegedly three “targeted” raids overall on the vicinity.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (8)
- Hussein Al-Buhannish Adult male killed
- Child of of Hussain Al-Buhannish 1 Child killed
- Child of of Hussain Al-Buhannish 2 Child killed
- Child of of Hussain Al-Buhannish 3 Child killed
- Walaa Abdullah Al-Buhannish Child killed
- Daughter of Bashar Al-Buhannish Child female killed
- Children of the daughter of Bashar Al-Buhannish Child killed
- Walid Khalaf al-Aref killed
- Name unknown Age unknown
Sources (18) [ collapse]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2017.