Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2412

Incident date

August 29, 2017

Location

عياش, Aayash, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.42022, 40.05303 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians, hereof at least one woman, were killed and several more were wounded, local media reported, following alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrikes hitting the town of Ayyash, Deir Ezzor.

The female victim was identified by name by several sources and @Soheb Al-Haskawi added that she was the wife of Salem Rajwan. One source, JFLngo reported the death of two people following the strikes.

Additionally, most sources reported the use of cluster bombs. Jsirtv, for example, said  that “a woman was killed in the village of Ayyash in the western suburb of Deir al-Azur in an aerial bombardment of cluster bombs by the Russian occupation airliner”.

The majority of the sources agreed that Russia was behind the strikes, however, JFLngo reported that the strikes were carried out by the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Luaiba al-Fundi Age unknown female wife of Salem Rajwan killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (5) [ 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 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
    1 – 2
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (5) [ collapse]