Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2676 CS1665B

Incident date

November 4, 2017

Location

الباغوز, Al-Baghoz, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.43221, 40.99226 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between two and six civilians were killed, and some others were wounded, following airstrikes on Al-Baghoz.

Local media blamed both the Iraqi Army and Russia – but it is unclear who was to blame.

An entire family of six were allegedly killed in the raid.

Smart Mews reported that “aircraft likely to be Russian launched several raids on the village of Albaguz (126 km east of the city of Deir al-Zour), killing two civilians”.

Whereas Al arabi al jadid reported that “Six civilians were killed and others wounded by Iraqi air strikes on the village of Al-Bagouz in the vicinity of the city of Abu Kamal in eastern Syria on Saturday evening [Nov 4th].”

It should be noted that the Coalition informed Airwars that some Iraqi strikes are included in Coalition strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Son of Hammoud al-Sulayman Al Khalil Age unknown male killed
  • Son of Ali Al Khalil Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (2–3 children1 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, US-led Coalition

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (2–3 children1 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, US-led Coalition

Sources (9) [ collapse]