Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2768

Incident date

November 28, 2017

Location

البقعان, Baq'an, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.62772, 40.861717 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between 10 and 15 civilians were killed, and dozens more were wounded in airstrikes on Baq’an, local media reported. Sources attributed the blamed to both Russian and Syrian regime raids.

The raids struck the Al-Baka`an river crossing, according to sources.

A source reported that “the aircraft bombed a passageway on the West Bank of the Euphrates River near the village of Ramadi (Baka’an) of Albuqmal district (120 km east of the city of Deir al-Zour) on Tuesday, as residents tried to move to the eastern bank of the” Islamic State ” killing ten civilians and injuring dozens of others, amid acute shortage of medical staff and medicines.”

One list of victims has over 100 names, therefore it is almost impossible to tell which victims belong to this incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hashem Hsain al-Affas al-Hake Adult male killed
  • Burjus Hmood Asman al-Hake Adult male killed
  • Obaida Amer Maouloud al-Najm Adult male killed
  • Ahmad al-Abd al-Ameer Adult male killed
  • Hawas Hsain al-Affas al-Hake Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 15
  • (5 men)
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A victim of a raid on Baq'an, 28th Nov 2017. (via News Mari)
  • A victim of a raid on Baq'an, 28th Nov 2017. (via Albukamalcry)

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
    10 – 15
  • (5 men)
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]