Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2428

Incident date

September 12, 2017

Location

بلدة ذيبان, Dhiban, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.0108763, 40.5045318 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed allegedly by warplanes in the town of Dhiban in eastern Deir Ezzor Governorate at around 2am on 12th September 2017.

Multiple sources confirmed that one man, Hassan al-Mazal, and one girl were killed in this airstrike.

The girl was reported as the daughter of either Thamer al-Frikhan or Thamer al-Khalif al-Sari. Horrya News, however, reported that one man and his own daughter were killed, but did not identify either victim.

A number of houses and shops were also reportedly damaged or destroyed.

It is unknown which belligerent was responsible for the airstrikes, but both the Syrian regime and Russian forces were active in the region at that time.

The incident occured at approximately 2:00 am local time.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (7) [ collapse]