Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2757

Incident date

November 25, 2017

Location

السيال, al-Sayyal, 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

According to local sources, at between seven but and as many 21 civilians, including 12 children and three women, were killed as alleged Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in a camp for displaced people in al-Sayyal, Deir Ezzor.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that “suspected Russian warplanes fired missiles on gathering of IDPs tents in Badiya between al Sayyal and al Ghabra villages of al Bukamal city in Deir Ez-Zour.”

The large majority of sources, such as Step News Agency and Free-Syria, reported that “at least” 11 civilians were killed, including seven members from one family.

However, the day after the incident, SN4HR put the death toll at “at least” 21 civilians, including 12 children and three women.

All know sources pointed to Russia as the culprit.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 21
  • (12 children3 women)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • News report about the alleged Russian shelling of Deir Ezzor, including al-Sayyal, November 25th, 2017 (via Aljisr Satellite Channel)
  • The moment the alleged Russian warplanes struck al-Sayyal, Deir Ezzor, November 25th, 2017 (via Qaryat Alsayal)

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 2017.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 21
  • (12 children3 women)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]