Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2764

Incident date

November 26, 2017

Location

الشعغة, Al-Sha'fa, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.57888, 40.93441 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between 15 and 65 civilians were killed, in what has been described by local media as a massacre on the residential neighbourhood in Al-Sha’fa. Sources attributed blame to both Russia and the Syrian regime.

Sources were conflicted as to how many casualties there were. The highest toll being 65, however many sources also reported 15 – 18, 37 and 51, as some examples.Ten people from one family were included in the death toll, as well as 21 children and nine women.

Dozens of civilians were reportedly wounded, according to local media.

The extensive destruction of civilian homes and shops were reported, including the house of Antar Alsamal, the house of Zubair and the Al-Fandi Commercial Complex.

Thirteen refugees from the family of Aldbs and Bnt Khadir Al’antar  were amongst those killed.

BBC News published a report saying that Russia denied the raids.

The incident occured around dawn.

  • Alaa Ahmed Al-Zubair Age unknown killed
  • The daughter of Alaa Khalid Al - Zubair Age unknown killed
  • The mother of Alaa Khalid Al Zubair Age unknown killed
  • Ahmed Khaled Al-Zubair Age unknown killed
  • daughter of Khader Al-A’ntar Age unknown killed
  • Maouloud Abdul Razzaq al-Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Bashir Maouloud Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Bara’aa Nader al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Jarir Maouloud al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Nour Adel Al Sahab Age unknown killed
  • Ismail Jareer Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Maouloud Jarir Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Ammar Maouloud Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Abdul Razzaq Maouloud Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Muntaha Maouloud al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • daughter of Nadir Nasser al-Jubeir Age unknown killed
  • The second daughter of Nader Nasser Al-Jubeir Age unknown killed
  • Nader Abdul Razzaq Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Nusra A’nan al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Mohamed Nader Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Kafaa Maouloud al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Anas Mohammed Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Nader Mohammed Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Yousef Nader Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Hana Rachid Aldibs Age unknown killed
  • daughter of Joseph Nader Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Abdullah Nader Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • The wife of Abdullah Nader Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • the son of Abdullah Nader Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Ibrahim Nader Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Hussein Nader Al Shaaban Age unknown killed
  • Bashir Fakhri Al-Issa Age unknown killed
  • Ammar Fakhri Bashir Al-Issa Age unknown killed
  • Omar Fakhri Bashir Al-Issa Age unknown killed
  • Bakr Fakhri Bashir Al-Issa Age unknown killed
  • Osman Fakhri Bashir Al-Issa Age unknown killed
  • Nader Nasser Al-Jubeir Age unknown killed
  • Ahmed Nawar Marwah Al-Issa Age unknown killed
  • Khaled Matloub Al-Zaher Age unknown killed
  • Khaled Matloub al Zaher’s wife Age unknown killed
  • Khaled Matloub al Zaher’s daughter Age unknown killed
  • Khaled Matloub al Zaher’s son Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 65
  • (21 children9 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al-Sha'fa, 26th November 2017. (via @7UFCmSxd0IUBffH)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al-Sha'fa, 26th November 2017. (via Euphrates)
  • The aftermath of airstrikes on Al-Sha'fa, 26th November 2017. (via Ahemd Orabi)
  • Victims of the airstrikes on Al-Sha'fa, 26th November 2017. (via asharqasouri)
  • Victims of the airstrikes on Al-Sha'fa, 26th November 2017. (via asharqasouri)
  • Victims of the airstrikes on Al-Sha'fa, 26th November 2017. (via Euphrates)
  • Victims of the airstrikes on Al-Sha'fa, 26th November 2017. (via Euphrates)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 65
  • (21 children9 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]