Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2775

Incident date

December 1, 2017

Location

الحسرات, Hasrat, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.619075, 40.898297 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A civilian man was killed and three others were wounded in air and artillery strikes in Hasrat, according to local media. Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for the strikes, with some attributing blame to Russia, while one source blamed the Syrian regime. Some sources did not identify the culprit.

The brother of the victim, Shaker al Rezij, confirmed the death with Airwars.

Allegedly a water station was struck with mortars, however there was also reportedly damage to civilian property.

Revolutionary Forces of Syrian Media Office – who blamed the Syrian regime – reported that “heavy” renewed artillery shelling struck the towns of Al-Shaafah, Sayyal Hassrat, Salhiyah, Mahawada, Baqan, Nahrin and Deir Al-Zour. They added that Palestinian civilians were caught in the bombing.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Saleh Taha Al-Razaj, killed in air and artillery strikes on Hasrat, 1st December 2017. (via Freedierazourradio)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced being active in unspecified parts of Syria until December 11th, 2017.

http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12154621@egNews
http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12154688@egNews
http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12154776@egNews
http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12154751@egNews

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]