Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2422

Incident date

September 10, 2017

Location

معبار الحويجة, بلدة البوليل, al-Hawayj crossings, al Boulial town, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.0528105, 40.4941326 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between 15 and 39 civilians including up to nine children were killed and dozens more were wounded in a what local media called a ‘horrific massacre’ when alleged Russian airstrikes hit al-Huwayj crossings on the Euphrates river in the town of al-Boulial on September 10th 2017, local sources reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the ‘massacre was carried out by Russian planes, which provide[d] air cover for the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.’

Abu Ayman al-Ali told 7al News that warplanes bombed a waterway while civilians were on boats and transport ships and trying to cross to the other side.

The AFP and Geroun  added that nine children were among the dead, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that ’13 children and women were killed’.

Euphrates Post said nineteen bodies were identified by name, while the rest were unmarked charred bodies. Six bodies reportedly floated downstream and were lost. The bodies were all buried in the Tomb of Tel Harem.

Twenty-three boats and transport ships were destroyed in these strikes, Sharqiya Voice reported.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Al-Khalifa Al-Dabbous Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammed Al Hussein Al - Khader Al - Maddad Age unknown male killed
  • Awwad Al-Khalaf Mohammed Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmed Hamada Al Ali Age unknown male killed
  • Asa’d Khader Al Abdul Al Wahab Age unknown male killed
  • Jassem al Ahmad al Khalfan Age unknown male killed
  • Mahmood Dheeb Al-Jassim Age unknown male killed
  • Mohamed Mahmoud Dheeb Al-Jassim Age unknown male killed
  • Mahand Khalil Al Khabour Age unknown killed
  • Mohsen Ali Al Hussein Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmad Ali Al-Mohammad Age unknown from Al-Sobha killed
  • Deiri Khamis Al-Fahal Age unknown male from Mouhassen killed
  • A’kba Amer al-Ali Age unknown killed
  • Tahseen Ibrahim Al-Hajji Age unknown killed
  • Farouk Omar Al-Fathi Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmed Mustafa Al-Taha Mohi Al Hassan Al-Rashed Age unknown male killed
  • Abdul Aziz al-Khalaf Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammed Ali Al Hassan Age unknown male killed
  • Abdullah Saleh Al-Rayes Age unknown male killed
  • Hassan al-Dabaan Age unknown male killed
  • Faraj Salma Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammed Al-Qaderi Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    34 – 39
  • (2–9 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Mohammed Al-Qaderi was killed by alleged Russian airstrikes in the town of al-Boulial on September 10th 2017. (via Alghad News)
  • Hassan al-Daaban, one of the sons of Harita, was one of the victims killed of alleged Russian airstrikes on al-Huwayj crossings, Sept 10th (via Euphrates Post)
  • Deiri Khamis Al-Fahl was one of the victims killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on on al-Huwayj crossings, Sept 10th (via Euphrates Post)
  • Mohammed Khader al-Hussein was one of the victims killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on on al-Huwayj crossings, Sept 10th (via Euphrates Post)
  • Mohammed Khalifa Al-Dabbous Abu Al-Nour was one of the victims killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on on al-Huwayj crossings, Sept 10th (via Euphrates Post)
  • Faraj Salma was killed by alleged Russian airstrikes on on al-Huwayj crossings, Sept 10th (via Alghad News)
  • A map of Deir Ezzor city and its western desert. (via SOHR)
  • A map of the region comtrolled by the regime forces with Russian air support. Thie includes the mountain overlooking Deir Ezzor city. (via SOHR)

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
    34 – 39
  • (2–9 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]