Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2552

Incident date

September 28, 2017

Location

جديد بكارة , Jadid Bkara, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.243656, 40.366945 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A total of four civilians including a child and two women were killed in raids by warplanes as well as artillery bombardments on the town of Jadid Bkara on September 28th, according to local sources. The reporting mentioned both the regime forces and the Russian forces as responsible for the bombardments.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “at least 4 civilians, including a child and 2 women, killed in Syrian regime warplanes missiles fired on Jadid Bakara village in Deir Ez-Zour governorate eastern suburbs on September 27, 2017.”

However, Sharqiya Voice pointed to both the regime and Russia, reporting “four civilians were killed as a result of the aerial and artillery bombardment by the Russian Air Force and the regime security forces on the town of Jadid Bkara in the eastern countryside”.

Sharqiya Voice added that the bombardments should be seen in the context of a near-total exodus of civilians at that time from neighbouring villages of Al Dahla and Al Sabha towards the desert and other rural towns.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Hamza Khalaf al Mohammed, reportedly killed in a strike on Jadid Bkara, Sept 28th 2017 (via Euphrates Post)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 child2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (18) [ collapse]