Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2711

Incident date

November 11, 2017

Location

البقعان, 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

Four men were killed in an airstrike which has been described by local media as a “violent bombardment”, by alleged Russian aircraft at a river crossing in Baq’an. Sources either blamed Russia for the strikes or named “warplanes”.

According to sources “there are missing people” from the civilians fleeing the bombing.

Four men were named dead. There were many missing according to sources, and some unidentified bodies.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 men)
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment a raid struck the river crossing in Baq'an, 11th November 2017. (via ALQURIAHCINTER)
  • The exact moment a raid struck the river crossing in Baq'an, 11th November 2017. (via ALQURIAHCINTER)
  • One of the victims of a raid struck the river crossing in Baq'an, 11th November 2017. (via Lawhat Bukmalna)
  • One of the victims of a raid struck the river crossing in Baq'an, 11th November 2017. (via Lawhat Bukmalna)
  • Hamoud Ghadhban Al Ali Mutlaq, killed in a raid which struck the river crossing in Baq'an, 11th November 2017. (via Al Boukamalna)
  • Bassam Ghaleb Al-Sharji, killed in a raid which struck the river crossing in Baq'an, 11th November 2017. (via Euphrates Post)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 men)
  • 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 attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]