Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2359

Incident date

July 23, 2017

Location

زور شمر , the town of Ma'dan and the village of Zour Shamr, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.751769, 35.751769 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between six and nine civilians died and as many as dozens more were wounded in alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrikes on the town of of Ma’dan and the village of Zour Shamr.

According to Baladi, “Local media sources said Sunday [July 23rd] that Russian planes targeted camps for displaced people in the towns of Maadan and Zour Shammar, on the outskirts of the village, in the eastern suburb of Al-Raqqa, with cluster bombs, killing six civilians and injuring more than 20 others.”

On July 23rd, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported “more than 60 raids by Russian and Syrian airliners on the villages and towns of the eastern Raqqa countryside over the past 24 hours, with the use of explosive barrels and cluster bombs in these raids.”

@ZakariaNassani – also blaming Russia – put the death toll at nine with “dozens injured”.

Musa Al Khalaf reported “the martyrdom of Musa al-Ayyaji and the workers of a sweets restaurant – all the crew and the wife of Obaid al-Seba’a, and Dibo Ali al-Hussein al-Sulaiman”. These victims were also named by the Violations Documentation Centre.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 9
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    19–24
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Images of civilians, including children, wounded in an alleged Russian airstrikes on the town of Ma'dan and a camp for displaced people in the village of Zour Shamr, July 23rd 2017

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
    6 – 9
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    19–24
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]