Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2313

Incident date

June 29, 2017

Location

دير الزور, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.3353632, 40.1380348 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

One man was seriously injured and his father was killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Deir Ezzor, according to sources on the ground.

It was reported that “a young man from Deir al-Azur was hit by Russian-made cluster munitions and is now desperately in need of treatment. Name: Daoud Makhlaf Yassin.

Daoud was severely injured during a cluster bomb attack by Russian aircraft on his home in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor The bombardment caused parts of his body to be mutilated, a large section of the head lashes and an 80% paralysis in the lower limbs and other burns in the back and shoulder were lost. … [he] requires an urgent process to implant platinum plates in the skull bone, and the vaccination of head lashes, and another operation in the spinal cord as it is currently fully seated due to nerve damage in the bone.”

According to the source, his father was also killed during the raid.

The source asked for donations or European doctors to aid the young man.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Media
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    Footage of the injured man in the aftermath of an alleged Russian cluster bomb on Deir Ezzor, 29th June 2017. (via Ahmad Adel)

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 strikes between June 1st – 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]