Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2726

Incident date

November 12, 2017

Location

صبيخان, Sabikhan, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.85305, 40.59987 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One man was killed, and others were inured in shelling which struck Sabikhan. Neither sources named Russia as culpable, however Airwars understands Russian warplanes were bombing the vicinity at this period of time.

Additionally, Smart News reported that “civilians were killed and others injured on Sunday by an airstrike likely to be carried out by Russian warplanes on a village and a town in Deir al-Zour province, east of Syria, under the umbrella of the Islamic State.” The source continues to reported that “the aircraft bombed civilian houses in the town of Subikhan in the area of ​​Al-Ashara (62 km east of Deir al-Zour), killing one man and injuring others”.

There was, according to local media, large destruction to civilian property.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes, 11th Nov 2017. (via @mhane9981)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes, 11th Nov 2017. (via Euphorates 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

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]