Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2331

Incident date

July 11, 2017

Location

الحميدية, Hamediya, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.3301466, 40.1456308 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians, hereof at least one girl and her father, were killed, and up to 24 were wounded following Russian or Assad-waged airstrikes in residential areas in Hamidiya neighbourhood, near Deir Ezzor, local media reported. It was, however, unclear whether the strike took place July 11th or 12th.

The incident was first reported on July 11th. A Euphrates Post report of July 11th said that the strikes took place “a short while ago”. But many other sources reported on the 13th that the incident took place “yesterday” (the 12th).

Nonetheless, most sources reported the death of one man and his young daughter, both identified by name and photo. A few sources, however, only reported the death of the father.

According to the Smart News Agency five civilians died and dozens more were wounded:  “Activists said on their Facebook accounts that the warplanes bombed civilian homes in the neighbourhood of Hamidiya (2 km south of the city centre), killing five civilians and wounding dozens, including critical cases”.

Sources were also unclear as to who carried out the strikes. Violations Documentation Centre (VDC) and Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) pointed at the Syrian regime, while others, including Freedierazourradio and Euphrates Post identified Russia as the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Jamal al-Jaweesh was reportedly killed by the contested airstrikes in Hamediya, Deir Ezzor, July 11th, 2017 (via Freedierazourradio)
  • Maryam Jamal ِAl Jawish, daughter of Jamal al-Jaweesh was reportedly also killed by the contested airstrikes in Hamediya, Deir Ezzor, July 11th, 2017 (via Freedierazourradio)

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 July 1st - 31st 2017.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]