Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2783

Incident date

December 5, 2017

Location

البقعان, Al Baqan, 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

One civilian, a named adult male, was reportedly killed in airstrikes which hit the river crossing in Al-Baqan. Sources either blamed Russia for the strikes or did not attribute blame to a belligerent.

The shelling did not injury any civilians, according to local media.

Smart News Agency reported that the strikes were “likely to be Russian”.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

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.


Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]