Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2314A

Incident date

July 2, 2017

Location

حطلة , Hatla, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.34169, 40.19897 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians were killed and as many as 11 were wounded following alleged Russian airstrikes in Hatla, Deir Ezzor, local media reported.

Deir Ezzor24 reported that the “warplanes launched several raids” leading to “many” civilian casualties, while most sources reported between two and three fatalities. Two male victims are identified by name. 

However, on July 5th, Euphrates Post reported that Asaad Awad Al-Nasr, the wife of the son of Awwad Al-Nasr, died from the wounds she sustained by the airstrikes on July 2nd. Her death raises the initial death toll to four. 

At least two and as many as 11 civilians were wounded. Euphrates Post also identified one child who was among the wounded.

The airstrikes struck next to the al-Halabiya roundabout in Hatla, several media mentioned. Free Deir Ezzor added that the three victims had died a so-called al-Ahmadi resturant near the train station.

It is unclear when the incident took place. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that it occurred during the night while Euphrates Post reported it took place around noon.

Among the sources who identified a culprit, all pointed to Russia. The remaining did not attribute blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mukhles Al-Azzawi Age unknown male killed
  • Abdulqader Osman Age unknown male killed
  • Asaad Awad Al-Nasr Age unknown female killed
  • Hazem Mekdad Al-Nasr Child male injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–11
  • 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]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Destruction caused by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Hatla, Deir Ezzor, July 2nd, 2017 (via Euphrates Post)
  • Destruction caused by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Hatla, Deir Ezzor, July 2nd, 2017 (via Euphrates Post)
  • Destruction caused by the alleged Russian airstrikes in Hatla, Deir Ezzor, July 2nd, 2017 (via Euphrates Post)
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    The child Hazem Mekdad Al-Nasr was reportedly among the wounded following the contested airstrike in Hatla, Deir Ezzor, July 2nd, 2017 (via Euphrates Post)

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
    2 – 4
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–11
  • 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]