Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2612

Incident date

October 8, 2017

Location

القورية, Al-Qourya, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.96, 40.55 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Five civilians, including one child and one woman, were reportedly killed and several others wounded in alleged Russian strikes on city of Al-Qourya, Deir Ezzor, according to sources on the ground.

The strikes reportedly killed two adult brothers and another male family member, as well as a mother and her child, while the father was left seriously wounded, Syria2011 News reported.

Along with several other sources, Syria2011 News stressed that the strikes had inflicted great damage on civilian properties and houses. The source listed all the civilian houses that had been hit, which included: the house of Hassan Zakaria, the house of Abdel-Batim, Allawi’s successor, the house of Haj al-Ahmad, the house of Ali Al-Sayer, the house of Master Hawk, Nasser Al Hassan Stores, Ahmed Al-Oklah Al-Falah Stores, Ahmed Al-Aqla Al-Jajan Stores opposite the Mill (Al Tahouna) as well as Al-Fandi neighborhood, where more houses were damaged.

Among all the sources – who identified a culprit – all attributed blame to Russia. Meanwhile, several sources merely referred to “warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child1 woman3 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The town of Al-Qourya was according to this source hit by five unidentified airstrikes on October 8th, 2017 (via @Deirfree)
  • Footage from the moment the alleged Russian airstrikes hit Al-Qourya on October 8th, 2017 (via @Deirezzor24)
  • Footage from the moment the alleged Russian airstrikes hit Al-Qourya on October 8th, 2017 (via @Deirezzor24)
  • Jumaa Sulaiman al-Falah, one of the victims of the alleged Russian airstrikes striking Al-Qourya on October 8th, 2017 (via Euphrates Post)
  • The brothers Faisal Suleiman Al-Falah and Jumaa Suleiman Al-Falah were reportedly killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes striking Al-Qourya on October 8th, 2017 (via Lawhat Boukamalna)
  • Nasr al-Fawzi al-Assfar was reportedly among the victims killed by the alleged Russian airstrikes striking Al-Qourya on October 8th, 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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child1 woman3 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 (14) [ collapse]