Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2694

Incident date

November 6, 2017

Location

الهري, Harri, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.41375, 40.95004 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

As many as eight civilians were reportedly killed, and 13 others were wounded, in airstrikes on Harri. Sources all blamed Russia for the strikes.

Al Hall reported that “Russian warplanes targeted civilian houses in Al-Harri town with more than six raids, killing eight civilians, including women and children, injuring more than 13 others and causing material damage”.

Three of the dead and some of the injured were from one family, according to @syrialive54.

Local media reported that “Airplanes [were] hovering and bombarded the houses… at12 noon.” Allegedly this included the houses of “Hammad Shreda and Hamdoun Hammad Jagadad and Nayeb al-Fares with his brother Sayab and also killed Hardan Al-Henaidi”.

Deirezzor24.net  reported that, “More than 6 civilians were killed and several others were injured as a result of the Russian air force launched a series of air raids in the town of Al-Hari near the city of Albuqmal, which is controlled by the Daqash organisation in the eastern countryside of Deir Al-Zour.” The numbers were likely to rise due to the severity of injuries.

Interestingly, Alrakka askarya wa madanya named the victims as “terrorists”. Airwars are unsure why at this point.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hardan Huneidi al Mashouh Age unknown killed
  • Nayeb Fares al A’jal Age unknown killed
  • Sayeb Fares al A’jal Age unknown killed
  • Hammad Sharida Age unknown killed
  • Ayham Mamdouh Ahmed Al Sharif Age unknown killed
  • Hamdoun Hammad al-Jagmad with his family Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (0–2 children0–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Harri, 6th Nov 2017. (via The Syrian Affair)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (0–2 children0–2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]