Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2399

Incident date

August 21, 2017

Location

حواجي دياب, Hawaji Diab, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.475629, 40.067997 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were killed, including two women, and others were wounded, following airstrikes – with the use of cluster bombs – on Hawaji Diab. Sources all blamed Russia for the raids on the neighbourhood, except Alghad who blamed the Syrian regime.

Smart News reported that “Militants said Russian warplanes targeted civilian houses on Tuesday night in the village of Hawaij Diab Shamia (15 km west of Deir Ezzor), killing two women and wounding a civilian.”

According to sources, there was some material damage.

According to Alhayat News, the raids also occurred in “Shmitiya”. Alghad also mentioned the bombing of various other towns: “In Deir al-Zour, the military aircraft of the regime carried out a raid on the town of Hawayej Zeyab Shamiya  in the western suburb of Deir al-Zour, causing material damage” – they also blamed the Syrian regime.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (8) [ 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 August 1st - 31st 2017.

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
    2 – 4
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]