Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2376

Incident date

July 31, 2017

Location

دبلان, Dablan, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.855, 40.568611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One woman was killed from injuries sustained in the morning of July 31st, following an airstrike on Dablan. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. None explicitly blamed Russian warplanes, however there was Russian bombing in and around the vicinity at the time of the strike. Other sources blamed “military aircraft” or “unknown” warplanes for the strikes.

Euphrates Post reported that “military aircraft launched several simultaneous air strikes with cluster bombs indiscriminately targeting civilian houses at approximately 2:30 am today, targeting the towns of Kashmat, Dablan al Ta’as and al A’shara.”

One source reported that as many as four entire families were wounded, putting the number of injured as dozens.

According to Dablan Net, there was indiscriminate “shelling of the village of Diblan by cluster bombs”.

There are no other details at this time.

The incident occured at approximately 2:30 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

Family members (1)

Family members (1)

Family members (1)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between July 1st - 31st 2017.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]