Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2606

Incident date

October 7, 2017

Location

الطاحونة, al Tahouna neighbourhood, al Tayba, Al Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.08831, 38.914261 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 dozens more were wounded following airstrikes on Al-Tahoona. Sources all attributed blame to Russian warplanes.

Two out of three sources reported that three women were killed in the airstrikes, however the third reported that two children and a woman were killed. Airwars has therefore assessed that the death toll could be between three and five civilian deaths.

It was reported by DeirEzzor24 that “the warplanes launched a raid on the house of “Shams al-Abdullah” in the neighbourhood of the mill in the village of Taybeh”, wounding dozens and killing three.

The Al Mayadeen page on Facebook noted: “Bombing by Russian aircraft on the Tahounal neighborhood  resulted in a massacre against the vulnerable who as a result of poverty could not leave their homes and take refuge.”

The added that the number of dead was likely to rise due to severity of the injured and lack of medical facilites.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 5
  • (2 children1–3 women)
  • 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 (3) [ 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
    3 – 5
  • (2 children1–3 women)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]