Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2710

Incident date

November 10, 2017

Location

السكرية, Sukkariya, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.471667, 40.911111 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In what has been described as a “massacre” by local sources, 11 to 44 civilians were killed, and dozens more were wounded, by warplanes which struck a camp for displaced people in Sukkariya. All sources blamed Russian warplanes for the strikes.

Most sources reported that civilians were killed, however Baladi News put the toll as high as 35.

Although the death toll was reported at its highest of 35, 44 victims were named by various sources.

Entire families were reported dead, as well as there being many unidentified bodies which were – according to Marsad Al Hasaka – near the Euphrates River.

Dozens were reported wounded, with most of them women and children according to Marsad Al Hasaka.

The Syrian Observatory reported that “the martyrs are 25 civilians, including 15 children were killed in the bombing, sources suggested that the source of the Iraqi popular crowd targeted the camp of displaced people of Al bukamal in the area of ​​Sukkarya.”

They later specified that “bombing of rockets targeted a camp in agricultural land on the road to Al-Hamdan Airport”. They did not apportion blame.

Another source reported that the air strikes also hit “Ashir, Al-Ghubra, Sayal, Al-Jala` and Al-Salihiyah”, however there were no injuries or casualties from these raids. There was however reported material damage.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (1)

Family members (3)

  • Ahmed Al Mahmoud Al Khalaf Age unknown male killed
  • Mahmoud Shaker Adult male lawyer injured
  • Faisal Jawal Al-Hammadi Age unknown killed
  • Khaled al-Gharbi al-Attiyah Age unknown male killed
  • Mahmoud Shaker al-Hussein Age unknown male killed
  • Ali Ahmed Al-Awad Age unknown male killed
  • Omar al-Hamid al-Marai Age unknown male killed
  • Abdullah Mohammed Turki Age unknown male killed
  • Alioui Hamoud Al-Thalaj Age unknown killed
  • Ahmed Khalif Al-Issa Age unknown male killed
  • Mohammed Ahmed Al-A’kla Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmed Al - Mahmoud alkhalaf Age unknown male injured
  • Young man from al haiwan family Age unknown male injured
  • Young man from al haiwan family Age unknown injured
  • Mohamed Sherif El - Zaghir Age unknown male injured
  • Abdul Hadi Al-Mahmoud Al-Hajij Age unknown killed
  • Son of Abdul Hadi Al-Mahmoud Al-Hajij Age unknown male killed
  • Daughter of Abdul Hadi Al-Mahmoud Al-Hajij Age unknown female killed
  • Maher Al-Ahmad Al-Hajjij Age unknown killed
  • Mother of Maher Al-Ahmad Al-Hajij Adult female killed
  • Maher Al-Ahmad Al-Hajij's sister Age unknown killed
  • Wife of Khalid Al-Ahmad AAl-Hajij Age unknown female killed
  • Son of Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown male killed
  • Second son of Khaled Al - Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown male killed
  • Third son of Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmed Ali Al Saleh Al Hayawan Age unknown male killed
  • Mahmoud Jassim Mohammed Al-Hayawan Age unknown male killed
  • Rashid Khalaf Al-Jassim Age unknown killed
  • Wife of Tarek Al-Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown female killed
  • Son of Tariq Al-Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown male killed
  • Second son of Tariq Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown male killed
  • Wife of Adnan Al-Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown female killed
  • Daughter of Adnan Al-Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown female killed
  • Second daughter of Adnan Al-Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown female killed
  • Mohammed Al-Ahmad AAl-Hajij Adult male killed
  • First son of Mohammed Al - Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown male killed
  • Second son of Mohammed Al-Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown male killed
  • Third son of Muhammad Al-Ahmad Al-Hajij Age unknown male killed
  • First son of Rashid Khalaf al-Jassim Age unknown male killed
  • Second son of Rashid Khalaf al-Jassem Age unknown male killed
  • ife of the son of Rashid Khalaf al-Jassem Age unknown

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 44
  • (15 children3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Sukkariya, 10th Nov 2017. (via DeirEzzor24)
  • Mohammed Al - Sharif, victim of airstrikes on Sukkariya, 10th Nov 2017. (via Khawater Shawi)

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
    11 – 44
  • (15 children3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]