Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2696

Incident date

November 6, 2017

Location

البوكمال, Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.466049, 40.907593 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Three children were killed due to air and artillery strikes in Abu Kamal. Sources reported that both Russia and the Syrian regime were to blame.

It is clear that the raids were either Russian or Syrian regime and artillery shelling was also used in the raid.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the Syrian regime alone were to blame. The Syrian Affair however reported that there were “unidentified operations” having been conducted in the vicinity.

One source, AJA.syria, reported that 40 civilians were killed on the boarder. It was the only source to put the death toll that high and Airwars believes it to be an estimate number of the day.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A news bulletin reporting on the raid on Abu Kamal 6th Nov 2017. (via AJA.syria)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 children)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]