Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2632

Incident date

October 12, 2017

Location

ذيبان, Dhiban, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.0108763, 40.5045318 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, were killed and several more were wounded, following an airstrike and/or artillery attack on Dhiban, Deir Ezzor, local media reported – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the regime were to blame.

While some sources reported the death of two civilians, several sources reported a total death of four fatalities – one woman and three men – all identified by name.

Reports were, however, conflicted in terms of what caused the civilian harm, reporting about both airstrikes and artillery shelling.

Like most sources, Amjad Al Sari, for example, reported that “Russian aviation targeted the town of Dhiban with several air raids focused on the municipality building and a bakery, which led to the rise of civilian martyrs and the fall of a number of wounded.”

Meanwhile, sources like The Syrian Network for Human Rights apportioned blame to “Syrian regime artillery.”

Finally, others attributed blame to warplanes belonging to the Syrian regime.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (1 woman3 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 (14) [ 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
    2 – 4
  • (1 woman3 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 (14) [ collapse]