Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS427

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

Between six and eight civilians were killed when Russian warplanes allegedly targeted a funeral following a previous airstrike on Shaqra on January 20th.

Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that on the first incident in Shaqra on this day (listed above) in which “Fayez Al Shokan, five members of the Al Hayess family, Khaled Al Fadila, Firas Thabet Al Zarra’a and Mohammad Al Ka’oud” died when a house in mourning was targeted. They go on to say that while the family were burying these victims, “Russian planes targeted the funeral procession killing Muhannad Al Ali Saleh”.

According to the Shaam News Network, following the strike on the house of in mourning, “Russian aviation came back and targeted a funeral killing and wounding more people, the numbers of those are not yet known.”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said six died.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that at least eight non-combatants died and 15 were injured in a raid by “suspected Russian warplanes” who “launched 4 rockets on a mourning location“.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Muhannad Al Ali Saleh Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (8) [ 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
    6 – 8
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]