Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2628

Incident date

October 11, 2017

Location

العباس, Al-Abbas, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.6897222, 40.83 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least three and as many as 20 civilians were killed and several wounded as Russian or Assad-waged airstrikes struck a water-crossing between-Abbass village and Hajeen city in al Abbas village, Deir Ezzor, local media reported.

The highest number of fatalities was reported by Al Qouriya Media Centre, who referred to the incident as a “massacre”, reporting that 20 civilians had been killed in al-Abbas.

While other sources put the death toll at three or four, a total of nine male victims were identified by name by multiple sources.

Only a few sources identified a culprit. The facebook account “Hasan Hamed”, whose cousins were among the victims, and the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed Russia. Meanwhile, Al Qouriya Media Centre reported that both the Syrian regime and Russia were behind the attack.

 

The incident occured at approximately 9:00 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 20
  • (1 child7 men)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

  • The moment the contested airstrikes hit al-Abbas, Deir Ezzor, October 11th, 2017 (via @DeirEzzor24)
  • The moment the contested airstrikes hit al-Abbas, Deir Ezzor, October 11th, 2017 (via @AlSharqia24)
  • Image published along with the report about the death of Rahma Allah Faris al-Hamad al-Mugheer and his three sons following the contested strikes in al-Abbas, Deir Ezzor, October 11th 2017. It is unclear which of the victims this image depicts (via Abdallah Al Askar Facebook)
  • Image published along with the report about the death of Rahma Allah Faris al-Hamad al-Mugheer and his three sons following the contested strikes in al-Abbas, Deir Ezzor, October 11th 2017. It is unclear which of the victims this image depicts (via Abdallah Al Askar Facebook)
  • Image published along with the report about the death of Rahma Allah Faris al-Hamad al-Mugheer and his three sons following the contested strikes in al-Abbas, Deir Ezzor, October 11th 2017. It is unclear which of the victims this image depicts (via Abdallah Al Askar Facebook)
  • Image published along with the report about the death of Rahma Allah Faris al-Hamad al-Mugheer and his three sons following the contested strikes in al-Abbas, Deir Ezzor, October 11th 2017. It is unclear which of the victims this image depicts (via Abdallah Al Askar Facebook)
  • Amer Shrabi Hamid, who reportedly was killed by the contested strikes in al-Abbas, Deir Ezzor, October 11th 2017 (via ALQURIAHCINTER)
  • Mohammed Al-Salem Al-Hamid, who reportedly was killed by the contested strikes in al-Abbas, Deir Ezzor, October 11th 2017 (via ALQURIAHCINTER)
  • Nasser Salem Al-Hamid, who reportedly was killed by the contested strikes in al-Abbas, Deir Ezzor, October 11th 2017 (via ALQURIAHCINTER)
  • Fayyad Hamdan al-Saleh, one of the wounded by the contested airstrikes in al-Abbas, Deir Ezzor, October 11th, 2017 (via Euphrates Post)

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 – 20
  • (1 child7 men)
  • 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]