Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2427

Incident date

September 11, 2017

Location

مخيم الحوادي, al-Hawadi Camp, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.501347, 40.021305 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Russian warplanes allegedly bombed the al-Hawadi camp for displaced persons in the town of Zaghir Shamiya in Deir Ezzor, killing between eight and 16 civilians on September 11th 2017. Women and children were among the slain.

The initial bombs struck the tent of the Jassem al-Ahdi family, killing all members of the family, including four children and a woman, reported Deir Ezzor 24. A Horrya correspondent added that ‘one person from another family’ was also killed as part of this massacre.

Nine of the victims were identified by name by both Euphrates Post and Deir Ezzor 24. Other sources, including the Syrian Obsrevatory for Human Rights, claimed that 16 people had been killed in total. Reporters pointed out that that death toll increased after the initial strikes because of the seriousness of injuries caused by the bombing and the poor medical services in the region.

Alquds reported that Deir Ezzor was simultaneuously the scene of two military operations – ‘the first led by the Syrian regime forces with Russian support in the city of Deir Ezzor and western villages, and the second launched by the forces of Syria’s democratic Kurdish and Arab factions supported by the International Coalition against jihadis in the eastern countryside.’

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (9)

  • Jassem Al-Hadi Age unknown male killed
  • Hassan al-Jassim Al Hadi Age unknown male killed
  • Bushra Al Jassem al Hadi Age unknown female killed
  • Abdullah Al-Jassim Al-Hadi Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammed Nour Al - Jassim Al -Hadi Age unknown male killed
  • Khaled Atallah Al-Jassim Age unknown male killed
  • Ammar Al-Hussein Al-Mousa Al Hadi Age unknown male killed
  • Fatumah al-Ahmad Age unknown female killed
  • Hussein Mousa al-Hadi Age unknown male killed
  • Turki Mahmood Al-Mushahada Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 16
  • (4–5 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Russian air strikes in support of a separate Syrian government offensive against IS killed 16 civilians, including five children, northwest of Deir Ezzor. (via The Peninsula)
  • Hussein Mousa al-Hadi died of wounds sustained in the airstrikes on the town of Zaghir Shamiya. (via Euphrates Post)

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
    8 – 16
  • (4–5 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]