Three male victims, reportedly cousins, were killed and several other civilians were injured in alleged Russian or Assad regime strikes on al-Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor, local media reported.
Several sources reported the death of the three named victims. One of these was the Facebook account, Ahmad Abush, who listed the three victims and referred to them as “my cousins”.
@DeirEzzor24 additionally reported that “three civilians were martyred as a result of the targeting of their car by a missile while they were trying to flee from the town of Al-Mayadeen, eastern Deir Ezzor.” Several sources reported that the victims were hit as they were fleeing by car.
In addition to the fatalities, “several” were left injured according to multiple sources.
Though sources agreed about the way in which the victims had been killed, they conflicted on whether Russia or the regime caused the civilian harm.
It should be noted that Euphrates Post, who blamed Russia, said that the Russian Ministry of Defense had announced itself that it was carrying out airstrikes in al-Mayadeen.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
Sources (11) [ collapse]
Russian Armed Forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
Russia has not reported any strikes between October 1st - 31st 2017.