Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS268

Incident date

December 12, 2015

Location

السوسة, Al Soussa, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.53366, 40.95819 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Twelve civilians – most of which were women and children – were killed and several injured in an airstrike on Al Soussa – though reports were conflicted as to whether the attack was the work of Russia or the Assad regime. One source also blames the Coalition.

The Shaam News Network initially reported that 10 non-combatants – most of them from the same family – died when Russian warplanes struck. But the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed regime warplanes, and put the death toll at nine.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (12)

  • Samirah al-Turky Adult female Named by VDC killed
  • Son of Samiraal-Turky Child male Named by VDC killed
  • Sara al-Turky Adult female Named by VDC killed
  • Son of Sara al-Turky Child male Named by VDC killed
  • Fatima al-Turky Adult female Named by VDC killed
  • Khawla al-Turky Adult female Named by VDC killed
  • Daughter of Khawla al-Turky Child female Named by VDC killed
  • Amira al-Turky Adult female Named by VDC killed
  • Daughter of Faysal al-Turky Child female Named by VDC killed
  • Tahani al Turki Age unknown Listed by Syria2011 injured
  • The wife of Faisal Al Turki Age unknown female Listed by Syria2011 injured
  • Mubarak al Turki Age unknown Listed by Syria2011 injured
  • Joza al-Thani Adult female Named by VDC killed
  • Daughter of Khawla al-Obaid Child female Named by VDC killed
  • Abdullah al-Mohammad al-Ewaid Adult male Named by VDC killed
  • Manar al Ibrahim al Mheissan Age unknown Listed by Syria2011 injured
  • Abd al Aziz al Hamed Age unknown Listed by Syria2011 injured
  • Abir al Hamed Age unknown Listed by Syria2011 injured
  • Shaimaa al Khaled al Hussein Age unknown Listed by Syria2011 injured
  • Jamila al Ibrahim Age unknown Listed by Syria2011 injured
  • The son of Rifa’at al Thani. Child male Listed by Syria2011 injured
  • Son of Omar al Hussein 1 Child male Listed by Syria2011, one of them in a critical condition injured
  • Son of Omar al Hussein 2 Child male Listed by Syria2011, one of them in a critical condition injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12
  • (5 children6 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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, US-led Coalition

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A house targeted by airstrikes has been destroyed. (via, Syrian revolution forum)
  • Part of the damaged infrastructure in Al Soussa village. (via Syrian Revolution Forum)
  • An image taken almost immediately after the airstrike fell. (via, Deir Ezzor is slaughtered silently)
  • Although this video is no longer available, this screengrab shows part of the aftermath of the airstrike. (via, Syrialander)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia is not known to have publicly released any information relating to its airstrikes in Syria between December 9th and December 14th 2015.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime 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

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12
  • (5 children6 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–20
  • 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, US-led Coalition

Sources (24) [ collapse]