Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2437

Incident date

September 13, 2017

Location

قرية الجنينة, Genina, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.3680555, 40.1196671 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Sources on the ground reported that six civilians were killed and a further 10 were injured in an airstrike allegedly conducted by Russian forces on the village of Genina on September 13th 2017.

According to the Smart News Agency, “Witnesses confirmed the killing of six civilians and wounding ten people this morning, air bomb likely to be a Russian targeted the village of Geneina (8 km east of the city of Deir al-Zour).”

The Syrian Affair reported the same figures and also pointed towards Russia.

Russian Television and Sputnik reported that the warplanes attacked ISIS positions in the villages of Genina, Ayyash, Baghilya, Hittila, Hweika and Mabar Jafra, killing ‘dozens of gunmen and destroyed vehicles’. They did not mention any civilian deaths.

Russia Today and The Syrian Affair claimed that military elements of the Syrian regime were also involved, but it is unclear in what capacity or to what extent.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
    6
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]