Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3352

Incident date

March 29, 2018

Location

السوسة, Al Sousse , Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

34.528889, 40.9675 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A child was reported killed in alleged Russian forces airstrikes or Syrian regime shelling on Al Soussa village in Deir Ezzor, Syria on March 29th, 2018 according to local sources.

Suleiman Jamil Al-Safan who is originally from Al Bukamal was killed in the attack. Euphrates page  reported on March 31st “The martyrdom of the child Suleiman Sufyan Al-Rawi as a result of the bombing of Russian warplanes on the town of Al-Sousse a few days ago.”

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “Syrian regime forces killed the child Suleiman al Rawi al Sousa town in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs. The child Suleiman al Rawi, from al Sousa town affiliated to al Boukamal city in Deir Ez-Zour governorate eastern suburbs, was killed as Syrian regime artillery fired shells on al Sousa town, on March 29”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]