Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS424

Incident date

January 20, 2016

Location

شقرة, Shaqra, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.3917089, 40.1224566 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An alleged Russian strike targeted a home where “condolences were being held“, according to SMO, killing eight civilians.

Al A’an TV said six died as a result of Russian strikes, while ANA Press also attributed the incident to Russia.

Four civilians were killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Shaqra, according to the Violations Documentation Centre.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Sons of al-Hayes family 1 Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor 24 who said was killed by Russian warplanes killed
  • Sons of al-Hayes family 2 Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor 24 who said was killed by Russian warplanes killed
  • Sons of al-Hayes family 3 Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor 24 who said was killed by Russian warplanes killed
  • Sons of al-Hayes family 4 Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor 24 who said was killed by Russian warplanes killed
  • Sons of al-Hayes family 5 Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor 24 who said was killed by Russian warplanes killed
  • Fayez al-Shokan  Adult male killed
  • Khaled al-Fadileh  Adult killed
  • Firas Thabet al-Zare Adult male killed
  • Mohammad al-Keoud Adult male killed
  • Fayez Alshukan Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor 24 who said was killed by Russian warplanes killed
  • Khaled Mahmud ElFadilah Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor 24 who said was killed by Russian warplanes killed
  • Mohmad el Ga’oud Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor 24 who said was killed by Russian warplanes killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 10
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ 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

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 – 10
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]