Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS423

Incident date

January 20, 2016

Location

الحصان, Al Hissan, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.4008045, 40.1184654 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between five and seven civilians including two children died in an alleged Russian strike on Al Hissan, according to local sources.

Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently reported on “more than 20 strikes on the western countryside of Deir Ezzor“, which included details on an alleged Russian airstrike on Al Hissan.

Deir Ezzor24 said that strikes on both Hussainiya (see above) and Al Hissan were carried out by Russia. 

At 0.20 – .030 in a video published by Al Jisr Satellite Channel they said: “Russian air force conducted raids on the village of alHussayniah, Hussan and el Gneinah in the western countryside of Deir el Zour which resulted in civilian martyrs and wounded.”

Media activist “Saad al-Dairi” told Al A’an TV that Russian warplanes carried out raids in neighborhoods of Deir ez-Zor on Jan 20th, including a strike on Al Hissan in which two civilians died.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Khaled Al Fadila Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor killed
  • Mohammad Al Ka’awood Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor killed
  • Faress Thabet Al Zara’ Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor killed
  • Osama Al Hassoun Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor killed
  • Fares Thabet El Zare’e Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor killed
  • Mr. Osama Al Hassoun Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor killed
  • Fayez al-Shoukan Age unknown named by LCCSY as killed by Russia killed
  • Firas Thabet al-Zaraa’ Age unknown named by LCCSY as killed by Russia killed
  • Khaled al-Fadilah Age unknown named by LCCSY as killed by Russia killed
  • Muhammad al-Qaa’a Age unknown male named by LCCSY as killed by Russia killed
  • Muhannad Saleh al-Ali Age unknown male named by LCCSY as killed by Russia killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A news bulletin reporting on the alleged Russian raid which killed between 5 and 7 civilians. (via, Al Jisir TV)

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 20 2016, the Kremlin reports carrying out strikes in Deir ez-Zor governorate: “In the course of the last day, aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 16 combat sorties engaging 57 objects of terrorists’ infrastructure.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 7
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]