Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2650

Incident date

October 20, 2017

Location

الشحيل, Al-Shaheel, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.0865, 40.45232 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Four civilians including two children died following air and artillery strikes on Al-Shaheel, according to local media. Most sources blamed Russian warplanes for the strikes which “targeted residential homes”, however some did not attribute blame.

Three of the civilians who died were a mother and her two children. An elderly man was also later reported dead.

No specific numbers of injured were reported, however Sharqiya voice post an image of two children injured in the raids. 

A source reported that the artillery raids were violent and heavy.

@Al_sharqnews reported that “two raids by military aircraft targeted civilian houses, the first on the public street, and the second in the area of Al alwa” – they did not blame a belligerent and also reported there were no casualties from the incident.

Alaraby News was the first news agency to reported that four people were killed in the raid.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Khalid Khaldun al-Mousa, killed in an air and artillery strike on Al-Shaheel, 20th October 2017. (via Euphrates Post)
  • Aswad Al-Ahmad Al-Ali, killed in an air and artillery strike on Al-Shaheel, 20th October 2017. (via Euphrates Post)
  • Child from the Awad al-Khudair Abu Hussein family who was injured in the air and artillery strike on Al-Shaheel, 20th October 2017. (via Sharqiya voice)
  • Child from the Awad al-Khudair Abu Hussein family who was injured in the air and artillery strike on Al-Shaheel, 20th October 2017. (via Sharqiya voice)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]