Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2623

Incident date

October 11, 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 four civilians, including one woman and two children, were killed and several were wounded following aerial and ground shelling of Sabikhan village, Deir Ezzor, local media reported, though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Assad regime.

Without identifying the culprit, Euphrates Post reported that Sabikhan had been subjected to “more than 15 airstrikes”. Meanwhile, other sources added that ground-launched missiles also had struck the village. Smart News noted “artillery shelling” and @olay6663 reported the use of “rocket launchers” on the village.

The highest number of fatalities was reported by Jsirtv who put the death toll at four civilians, including two children. Several sources reported the death of three civilians, one adult woman and two adult men, the latter two supposedly from the same family. Some sources only reported about one male victim, Fikri al-Muhaidi al-U’daili.

It should be noted that the Syrian Human Rights Committee said that Fikri al-Muhaidi al-U’daili only was left wounded, while several other sources reported his death.

Moreover, all sources reported that the incident took place on October 11th. However, one source, Syrian Human Rights Committee, reported that the three of the victims were killed on October 12th.

Finally, it is unclear among the reports who carried out the attack, as sources pointed to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (2 children1 woman2 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 (16) [ 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.

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
    1 – 4
  • (2 children1 woman2 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 (16) [ collapse]