Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2365

Incident date

July 24, 2017

Location

معدان , Ma’dan, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.751769, 39.61639 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least two named civilians and as many as dozens more died in an alleged Russian airstrike on Ma’dan, according to sources on the ground. Reports said that two families were among those killed, adding that dozens more civilians were wounded in the attack which reportedly struck camps for displaced persons in Ma’dan.

Sources named multiple victims and all attributed the civilian harm to Russia.

However, according to Madan Al Hadath, one of the reported fatalities, Hussein Fares Al Shadid, did not in fact die and only “Abdullah Allawi Al Shadid and Nizar Ghazi Al – Nada [a child]” were killed.

One report said that Russia dropped barrel bombs on the vicinity.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

Family members (6)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 12
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Abdullah Allawi, killed in an airstrike on Ma'dan, July 24th 2017.
  • Nizar Ghazi Al-Nada, killed in an airstrike on Ma'dan, July 24th 2017 (via Ma’dan Al Jadid)

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
    2 – 12
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]