Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2621

Incident date

October 10, 2017

Location

صبيخان, Sabikhan, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.85305, 40.59987 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were killed and several were left wounded following alleged Russain airstrikes on a water-crossing in Sabikahn, Deir Ezzor, local media reported.

Several sources reported that Russian-waged missiles had struck an “airfield waterway” or a “water-crossing”, reportedly to hinder the escape of people in the village, who were fleeing by boat, as noted by both @Abdallah5360 and @AlSharqia24.

According to most sources, the strikes resulted in civilian harm. For instance, @syria7ra reported that “the bombing (…) resulted in the occurrence of martyrs and wounded among civilians.”

However, @asharqasouri and the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported only material damage. SN4HR said that the strikes had “severely damaged several ferries and boats in the crossing and rendering them inoperable.”

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

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
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]