Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS410

Incident date

January 16, 2016

Location

بغيلية, Al Baghiliya, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.37768, 40.09224 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

15 civilians including one woman and nine children were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Baghiliya, according to local sources.

The Shaam News Network blamed Russia for the strikes, reporting: “Activists have denied the news published by Assad’s media that IS had committed a massacre against civilians in Al Baghiliya district.  The regime said that IS killed 280 civilians. Activists noted that civilian victims, numbering around 15, fell in the area as a result of Russian strikes.

Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently reported 15 civilians were killed in Russian strikes when Daesh took control of most of Al Baghiliya, and that they had executed “several of the miilitia of the civil defence and arrests others“, adding that members of Daesh had taken “civilian homes as bases for themselves“, which were then bombed “violently” by Russian warplanes.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Khalaf Al A’lloush Al Salem Adult male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Child of Khalaf Al A’lloush Al Salem 1 Child named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Child of Khalaf Al A’lloush Al Salem 2 Child named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Child of Khalaf Al A’lloush Al Salem 3 Child named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Child of Khalaf Al A’lloush Al Salem 4 Child named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed

Family members (3)

  • Abd Al Ali al Saleh Adult male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Child of Abd Al Ali al Saleh 1 Child named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Child of Abd Al Ali al Saleh 2 Child named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed

Family members (5)

  • Abd Al ali Al Saleh Adult male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Wife of Abd Al ali Al Saleh Adult female named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Maryam Child female named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Saheeb Child male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Adnan Child male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Ahmad Abboud Al Khaleef Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Subha Al Fanash 65 years old named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Hilwa al Jada’an Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15
  • (9 children1 woman)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • 'Abd Al Ali al Saleh with his children who were killed yesterday evening in Russian strikes' (via Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

In its report for military actions on January 19 2016, the Kremlin reports carrying out strikes in Deir ez-Zor governorate: “In the course of the last four days, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 157 combat sorties engaging 579 objects of terrorists’ infrastructure in the provinces of Aleppo, Raqqah, Latakia, Homs, Hama and Deir ez-Zor.” It adds: “Near al-Baghiliyah (Deir ez-Zor province), where the ISIS militants performed a massive execution of about 300 civilians in order to frighten citizens a day ago, a Russian Su-34 bomber made a strike on terrorists’ strong points. Direct hits caused elimination of 3 heavy vehicles with ZU-23 systems, 2 off-roaders with heavy weapons and more than 60 terrorists.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15
  • (9 children1 woman)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]