Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2680

Incident date

November 5, 2017

Location

عشاير, Ashayer, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.511944, 40.903333 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

As many as four civilians were killed – including a man, his wife and daughter – in alleged Russian or Syrian regime raid strikes on Ashayer, according to local media.

Some media reported that “warplanes” fired missiles – therefore not attributing blame to a belligerent.

Syrian Network for Human Rights – who blamed the Syrian regime – reported that four civilians, including two children and a woman were killed. They later named a man as killed, adding he was killed alongside his wife and daughter.

Other local sources informed Al-Arab Al-Jadeed, that a civilian, his wife and daughter were killed by a “Russian air strike targeting their house in the village of Ashayer”.

They added this was renewed Russian shelling.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (1–2 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Abdullah Mohammad al Salbi al Dablan, killed in an airstrike on Ashayer, 4th November 2017. (via SN4HR)

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
    3 – 4
  • (1–2 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]