Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2363

Incident date

July 23, 2017

Location

مخيم الجويزات قرب الشريدة, Juweizat camp near Al Sharida, Raqqa, Syria

Airwars assessment

In a major civilian casualty incident, multiple local sources reported that between 20 and 40 civilians – including four or five entire families – died and dozens more were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Juweizat refugee camp near Al Sharida. Reports said that the camp was completely burnt as a result of this attack.

According to Marsad Al Hasaka, “yesterday [July 23rd], Russian aircraft targeted the village of Al-Shuraida and Al Juweizat refugee camp in the south-eastern Raqqa countryside, and committed a massacre that killed more than 20 civilians”.

However, Ahmad Shibli, who noted that “more than five families were killed” and that other families were still missing, put the death toll as high as 40.

Euphrates Post added that there had been “dozens of martyrs and wounded” in this event.

 

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Family members (2)

Family members (2)

Family members (2)

  • Son of Khazzam Al Mulhem Age unknown male Source doesn't state how many of Khazzam Al Mulhem's sons were killed - only "the sons of..." killed
  • Son of Khazzam Al Mulhem Age unknown male Source doesn't state how many of Khazzam Al Mulhem's sons were killed - only "the sons of..." killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    20 – 40
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    20 – 40
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]