Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2577

Incident date

October 1, 2017

Location

الحوايج, Hawaij, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.0528105, 40.4941326 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to five civilians were killed and several wounded as airstrikes, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime, hit Huwaij, near al Shaheel, Deir Ezzor, local media reported.

@Euphratesmedia reported after the incident “a large number of air raids targeted the towns and villages of the eastern countryside and Al Shahil crossing water”, adding that it had caused a number of victims and wounded.

The same media later reported a total of five victims. The remaining sources, however, reported the death of two men, both identified by name. The Violations Documentation Centre was the only source to report the death of just one of the men, Hmaid al-Hamed al-Meshaan

According to Jisrtv, seven civilians were killed in Russian airstrikes several areas in Deir Ezzor on that day, including al-Shuhail, though the source didn’t specify the exact number in al-Shuhail.

Besides from Jsirtv, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also attributed the strike to Russia.

However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, who put the death toll at two, identified the Syrian regime as responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (2 men)
  • 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

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Ghannam Al-Atwan Abu Abdul was reportedly killed during the contested airstrikes in al-Salhiya, Hawaij, October 1st, 2017 (via Euphrates Post)
  • Hamid Hamed Al-Mishaan was reportedly killed during the contested airstrikes in al-Salhiya, Hawaij, October 1st, 2017 (via Euphrates Post)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between October 1st - 31st 2017.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (2 men)
  • 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

Sources (13) [ collapse]