Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2354

Incident date

July 19, 2017

Location

قرية عياش , Ayyash village, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.42022, 40.05303 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Local media reported that between 10 and 15 civilians died and as many as dozens more were wounded in an airstrike on Ayyash village.

Multiple sources named the victims, 10 of whom were from the family of Khalaf Khader al-Faleh.

The Violations Documentation Centre also listed five unidentified adult males as killed, reportedly from Aleppo.

The majority of sources attributed the event to Russia, though the Syrian Network for Human Rights pointed to the Assad regime.

According to SN4HR, “at least 15 civilians including 10 children and three women killed when Syrian regime warplanes missiles fired on Ayyash village in Deir Ez-Zour governorate western suburbs, July 19, 2017.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (10)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 15
  • (7–10 children3–6 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
    10 – 15
  • (7–10 children3–6 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]