Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2695

Incident date

November 6, 2017

Location

البقعان, Al-Baq'an, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.62772, 40.861717 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that three civilians were killed, and seven others were wounded, in airstrikes which struck the river crossing in Al-Baq’an. Sources either named Russia as culpable, or reported “unknown warplanes” were to blame.

According to Al Hall, Russian shelling “targeted the river crossing in the village of Baqan, killing three civilians and wounding seven others, most of them in critical condition.”

Yunes Gamos reported that “They were helping  people cross the Euphrates River from Shamiya to the island near Al-baqa`an Bridge”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Al-Baq'an, 6th November 2017. (via Sharqiya voice)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes in Al-Baq'an, 6th November 2017. (via Sharqiya voice)

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
    1 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]