Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2736

Incident date

November 16, 2017

Location

السيال الغربي, Alsayyal Algharbi, 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

Between two and four civilian were killed, and an unspecified number of others were injured in airstrikes on Alsayyal Algharbi, according to local media. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for the airstrikes.

Only one source reported the death of four civilians, while most others reported that two  adult male displaced brothers were killed.

Euphrates added that a third brother was injured.

One of the brothers, Salah al-Khalifa, was reportedly a primary school teacher.

Images and reports show that civilian housing was destroyed in the raids.

Lawhat bukmalna reported that the brothers were killed in al Ghubrah, however that was the only reportage claiming this.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Uday Salah al Khalifa male killed
  • Hamza Salah al-Khalifa male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 men)
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Alsayyal Algharbi, 16th Nov 2017. (via @EuphratesPost)
  • Uday Salah al - Khalifa, killed in airstrikes on Alsayyal Algharbi, 16th Nov 2017. (via Euphrates)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Alsayyal Algharbi, 16th Nov 2017. (via Euphrates)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Alsayyal Algharbi, 16th Nov 2017. (via Euphrates)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Alsayyal Algharbi, 16th Nov 2017. (via Euphrates)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Alsayyal Algharbi, 16th Nov 2017. (via Euphrates)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Alsayyal Algharbi, 16th Nov 2017. (via Euphrates)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Alsayyal Algharbi, 16th Nov 2017. (via Euphrates)
  • Two brothers killed in airstrikes on Alsayyal Algharbi, 16th Nov 2017. (via Yasser Khalifa)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 4
  • (2 men)
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (16) [ collapse]