Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2602

Incident date

October 6, 2017

Location

العشارة, Al-A'shara, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.92, 40.56 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

As many as four civilians were killed, including between two and three men, and several others were wounded, following airstrikes on Al-A’shara. Almost all sources blamed Russian warplanes, though some did not attribute any blame.

The raids allegedly occurred during a bombardement of water crossings “in the towns and cities of Al-A’shara, the Hajin, and the sub-sections of the towns and cities of Thiban, Bu Kamal, Diblan, Marat and Al-Mesrab”, according to Anapress.

Sources reported that the bombing took place “amid the situation of displacement of the people towards areas that were less vulnerable to shelling and were more secure.”

Initially only two men were named as killed, however, much later on October 9th Euphrates Post, among other sources, named two more civilians, including another adult male.

Cluster bombs were reportedly used in the raids.

The cousin of one of the victims tweeted that “the condolence will be held in Jaramana President Square by MTN in Abu Eid Hall Daily: Saturday and Sunday at 5 pm to 8 pm”.

It must be noted that ShhdaAlshartAlhrt reported that the strikes occurred on October 8th, despite first reportage being on the 6th. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2–3 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Al-A'shara, 6th October 2017. (via Coordination of Swidan , Al Sahmiya and Al A’shara)
  • Jamal Abdullah Al Mulla Sulaiman, killed in an airstrike on on Al-A'shara, 6th October 2017. (via Na’im Ibrahim)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Al-A'shara, 6th October 2017. (via @AJA_Syria)
  • Haider Abdul Wahab Dahmush Al Mashhour, killed in an airstrike on on Al-A'shara, 6th October 2017. (via Euphrates post)
  • Ragheb Hassan Al - Kanes, killed in an airstrike on on Al-A'shara, 6th October 2017. (via ShhdaAlshartAlhrt)

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
    2 – 4
  • (2–3 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 (21) [ collapse]