Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2674

Incident date

November 3, 2017

Location

السويعة, Suw'eiya, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.43415, 40.93473 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Six civilians from one family were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes which struck the village of Al-Suwayea, according to local media. Sources all blamed Russian warplanes for the raids.

The victims were named, and according to media, “dozens” of civilians were wounded.

Bukmalna, who named the victims, reported that “the flight targeted a civilian house”.

According to Syrian Network for Human Rights, missiles were fired on the vicinity.

Almodon reported that “Russian air and missile bombardments have killed more than 15 civilians in the villages of Suwayyah and Marashdeh from the countryside of Bu Kamal and wounded at least 20 others in the past 24 hours, in addition to the destruction of dozens of homes.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

  • Masha’an Al - Hamad Al - Hassan Age unknown killed
  • Salem Masha’an Hassan Age unknown killed
  • The daughter of Masha’an Salim al - Hassan Age unknown killed
  • Child from the family of Masha’an Salem Al Hassan Child killed
  • Child from the family of Masha’an Salem Al Hassan Child killed
  • The wife of the son of Masha’an Salim al - Hassan Adult female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The house which was struck by alleged Russian warplanes, 3rd November 2017. (via DeirEzzor24)

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
    6
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]