Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2545

Incident date

September 26–27, 2017

Location

قرية مراط , Mrat village, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.31407, 40.23865 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least five civilians, including one woman, were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Mrat, according to local sources. An unspecified number of other civilians were reported wounded.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “six citizens including two brothers and a man and his wife died as a result of raids carried by warplanes believed to be Russian which targeted areas near Marrat, located in the east of the Euphrates River on the bank opposite Deir Ezzor Military Airbase. The bombing also caused injuries.”

The Smart News Agency also put the death toll at six including one woman, though the Syrian Network for Human Rights said that five non-combatants died – but also included one woman in the death count. All sources blamed Russia.

Six fatalities were named by multiple local sources.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]

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
    5 – 6
  • (1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]