Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2609

Incident date

October 7, 2017

Location

معبر مائي, Water Crossing between Al Mawsa and Al-Mashrada, and Al A’rkoub, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.498917, 40.926476 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, possibly children, were killed by unidentified warplanes in the river-crossing between the town of Al-Sawsa and Al-Mashrada, and Al A’rkoub in Deir Ezzor, local media reported.

Two sources reported the death of two civilian men, referring to both as “the son of” and  “the young son”, suggesting that they both were children, though it is not confirmed by any sources.

Two sources, Marsad Al Hasaka and Euphrates Post identified one of the victims as “the son of Hussein Al-Ali Al Moukhala, while Aboazoz Jaber reported the death of  “Abdullah Al-Ali Al-Moukhala”, who most likely is the son of the above-mentioned Hussein Al-Ali Al Moukhala.

None of the three sources identified the responsible. 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]