Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2654

Incident date

October 22, 2017

Location

العرضي, Al-Aradi, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.3352757, 40.1499438 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four children from one family were killed in an air and/or artillery strike on the residential neighbourhood of Al-Aradi in Deir Ezzor city, according to local media. Sources mostly all reported that Russia was to blame, however Sharqiya voice blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia.

As many as 12 to 24 civilians were allegedly wounded in the strikes, which was described by local media as a “massacre”.

Some reports claimed the father of the four children killed also died, however others suggested he was just wounded.

A correspondent for Deirezzor24 reported that “Russian fighter jets targeted residential buildings in the cross-section controlled by the fighters of Daesh…killing at least four civilians from the neighbourhood, in addition to injuring dozens of people, including serious cases meaning that the death toll is likely to rise. The wounded were taken to medical points to be treated.”

The strikes allegedly occurred in the evening, or as one source specifies, after midnight.

The incident occured during the night.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 8
  • (4 children0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of an air and artillery strike on Al-Aradi, 22nd October 2017. (via Deirezzor24)
  • Abdullah and Zakaria, brothers killed in air and artillery strike on Al-Aradi, 22nd October 2017. (via Deirezzor24)
  • One of the siblings killed in an air and artillery strike on Al-Aradi, 22nd October 2017. (via @srorelief)
  • One of the siblings killed in an air and artillery strike on Al-Aradi, 22nd October 2017. (via @srorelief)
  • One of the siblings killed in an air and artillery strike on Al-Aradi, 22nd October 2017. (via @srorelief)
  • One of the siblings killed in an air and artillery strike on Al-Aradi, 22nd October 2017. (via @srorelief)

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 – 8
  • (4 children0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]