Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2641

Incident date

October 15, 2017

Location

الحسينية, Al-Husayniya, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were killed, and others were wounded in air and artillery strikes in Al-Husayniya. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for the strikes.

7al News, who blamed the Syrian regime, reported on material damage in the aftermath due to civilian houses being struck. 

According to Smart News Agency, “warplanes likely to be Russian bombed the houses of civilians in the village, coincided with the artillery shelling of the Syrian regime forces from positions east of the Euphrates River, resulting in the deaths.”

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on the 19th that another civilian adult male had died due to his injures – after he was shot by Syrian regime forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

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
    4
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]