Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2700

Incident date

November 7, 2017

Location

السيال, Sayyal, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.5713889, 40.9066667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five civilians were killed, including an entire family of four, in an airstrike on the village of Sayyal. All sources blamed Russian warplanes for the airstrikes.

Enabbaladi reported that specific warplanes were not identified “but activists from the city confirmed the social networking sites that the raids belong to the Russian aircraft accompanying the operations of the Assad forces towards the city of Albuqamal.”

According to local media, the family including a mother, a father and two children, who were at the “Sayyal crossing opposite Al Shaafeh fence, al Saker road”.

Sharqiya voice suggested that as many as “dozens” were wounded in the initial toll. However, Al Boukamalna reported that only a number had been wounded and they were not identified.

Reportage suggests that Khadija Abdullah Al – Sayed Khalil was killed in the bombing, however a comment alleged she was an aunt and was killed a few days ago.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
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    A victim of the airstrike on Sayyal, 7th November 2017. (via Sharqiya voice)
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    A victim of the airstrike on Sayyal, 7th November 2017. (via Sharqiya voice)
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    A victim of the airstrike on Sayyal, 7th 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
    4 – 5
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]