Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2746

Incident date

November 20, 2017

Location

القورية, Qouriya, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.96, 40.55 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Two civilians, a father and son, were killed and at least another two were wounded as an unidentified drone struck in Qouriya, Deir Ezzor, local sources reported.

In the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights general reporting from the Euphrates River, the media reported that “two men were killed and another were wounded after being targeted by a drone in al-Quriyah area.”

Several sources reported that the two victims, both identified by name, were father and son.

Meanwhile, @mo7ama6 reported three civilian fatalities along with “dozens of wounded”. However, it should be noted that it said that the airstrike struck the Suf al-Rifai camp which is a few kilometers from al-Qouriya.

Finally, Sharqiya Voice, reported that two victims were “injured in the eyes, as they were targeted by an unmanned drone after they lost their way and approached the front line of IS in the city of Qouriya.”

None of the sources apportioned blame, but as the event took place on the Syrian regime/Russian side of the river, both are, as of now, suspected belligerents.

Also, it is unclear whether the strikes in the Suf al-Rifai camp are the same as reported by the two other sources, but as of now, they will be treated as the same incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Abdul Rahman Al Ali Al-Aboud Adult male killed
  • Ali Abdul Rahman Al Ali Al-Aboud Child male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Abdul Rahman Al Ali Al-Aboud reportedly died in an unidentified air or drone strike along with his young son in Qouriya, Deir Ezzor, November 20th, 2017 (via Ahmad Al Kar`an)
  • Ali Abdul Rahman Al Ali Al-Aboud reportedly died in an unidentified air or drone strike along with his father in Qouriya, Deir Ezzor, November 20th, 2017 (via Ahmad Al Kar`an)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between November 4th - 20th 2018.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–24
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]