Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2604

Incident date

October 6, 2017

Location

الهزاعة, Al-Hazaa, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.975017, 40.496464 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Between seven and ten civilians were killed, including women and children, and “dozens” more were wounded, following alleged Russian airstrikes on Al-Hazaa, according to sources on the ground.

The incident allegedly occurred in the afternoon following Friday prayers, according to local media, and struck civilian homes and water wells.

Multiple sources reported that this was a continuation of bombardements against Al-Hazaa, one suggesting it was only “hours after the first massacre”, and other suggesting this was the fourth day in a row the vicinity was bombed. 

Sharqiya voice posted that the planes “targeted the house of “Nasser Muhammed Al Tarsh” which led to deaths and injuries.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (2 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Al-Hazaa, 6th October 2017. (via DeirEzzor24)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Al-Hazaa, 6th October 2017. (via DeirEzzor24)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Al-Hazaa, 6th October 2017. (via DeirEzzor24)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Al-Hazaa, 6th October 2017. (via DeirEzzor24)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Al-Hazaa, 6th October 2017. (via DeirEzzor24)
  • Hussain Al Ali Al - Tashran, killed in an airstrike on Al-Hazaa, 6th October 2017. (via Gassan.alkhlief)

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
    7 – 10
  • (2 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]