Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2619

Incident date

October 10, 2017

Location

الميادين, al-Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.016667, 40.444167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

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)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Saher Hassan Al Abosh, Zaher Hassan Al - Abush and Moataz Rahim Al Abosh were reportedly killed by contested airstrikes striking their car in al-Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor, October 10th, 2017 (via @AlSharqia24)
  • Footage of what is reported to be "Russian warplanes targeting ISIS supply lines in Deir Ezzor". It is unknown whether if the depicted strikes are those taking place in al-Mayadeen on October 10th, 2017 (via Muraselon News)
  • One of the three male victims who reportedly was killed by the contested strikes striking al-Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor, October 10th 2017. The source does not clarify which of the victims this image depicts. (via Ahmad Abush)
  • One of the three male victims who reportedly was killed by the contested strikes striking al-Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor, October 10th 2017. The source does not clarify which of the victims this image depicts. (via Ahmad Abush)

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.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]