Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2622

Incident date

October 10, 2017

Location

الحسينية, Al-Husayniya, Deir Ezzor, Deir Ezzor , Iraq

Geolocation

35.6333333, 40.7166667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians, including two female children, were killed and several were left wounded following airstrikes striking the village of Al-Husayniya, Deir Ezzor, local media reported, though it was unclear who carried out the strikes.

Several sources reported the death of two children. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported “two female children were killed and others were injured, as a result of bombing by warplanes on Al-Husseiniyah village, in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, after the midnight of Tuesday – Wednesday (October 10th-11th, ed.)

As the only source, Sharqiya Voice reported that three civilians had been killed and did not mention the two children among the victims.

Finally, Step News Agency, who reported about the incident a couple of days after, on October 13th, said that the strikes had not caused any damage.

Only @olay6663 identified Russia as responsible as the remaining reports did not identify the culprit and merely referred to “warplanes”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 children)
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (5) [ 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.

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (2 children)
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]