Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2433

Incident date

September 12, 2017

Location

موحسن, Mohassein, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.2257487, 40.3109038 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between one and three men were killed in airstrikes on Mohassein, local media reported. Sources all attributed the blame to Russia or “military aircraft”.

Airwars researchers believe that Hamza Mahmoud al-Fathi al-Nasser was possibly a militant, however we are unclear so have left him in the death count.

In addition to this, sources claim that Othman Mohammed Al-Khalif Al-Shanadi was not killed in Mohassein, however, he is from this town and was killed on this day around the same vicinity. It is unclear however where he was killed.

The sources added that “most of the residents of the towns of Mohassein village in the eastern suburb of Deir Ezzor, migrated to the northern bank of the river “island” due to the intensity of raids on residential areas in these areas.”

Asharq Asouri reported that the raids hit the houses of: Khaled Al – Hamid Al – Turki; Hussain Al – Mustafa; Ghadban AL-Turki. They were completely destroyed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Aqwa 'Awaid al-Matar Age unknown killed
  • Hamza Mahmoud al-Fathi al-Nasser) Age unknown male killed
  • Othman Mohammed Al-Khalif Al-Shanadi Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 men)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Othman Mohammed Al-Khalif Al-Shanadi, killed in airstrikes, 11th September 2017. (via Asharq Asouri)
  • Aqba Al Owaid Al Matar, killed in airstrikes, 11th September 2017. (via Asharq Asouri)
  • Hamza Mahmoud al-Fathi al-Nasser, killed in airstrikes, 11th September 2017. (via Asharq Asouri)
  • Aqba Awaid al-Matar, killed in airstrikes, 11th September 2017. (via Euphrates Post)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 men)
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]