Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2425

Incident date

September 11, 2017

Location

الخريطة , Al-Kharita, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.47132, 40.0090642 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Four to six civilians were killed and several others were injured in an ‘aerial bombardment’ on the town of al-Kharita in Deir Ezzor Governorate on September 11th 2017. Sources claimed warplanes belonging either to Russian forces or the Syrian regime conducted these air raids on a camp for internally displaced people that was set up on the banks of the Euphrates.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights noted that warplanes returned to the ‘carry out a new massacre at the site of a massacre carried out [the earlier day] in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor.’

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Ahmed Al-Mousa Al-Hussein Age unknown male killed
  • Aouishah Hamdah Al Hussein Age unknown female killed
  • the daughter of Jaber Yasin al-Amer Age unknown female killed
  • the daughter of Ibrahim Mohammed Al-Khalif Age unknown male killed
  • Melhem Adult male A mechanic killed
  • Son of Melhem Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 6
  • (0–3 children0–3 women)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

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
    4 – 6
  • (0–3 children0–3 women)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]