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)
Sources (8) [ collapse]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between July 1st - 31st 2017.