Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS429

Incident date

January 21, 2016

Location

الخريطة, Al Khareeta, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.70014, 40.79364 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Seven civilians including one woman and four children were killed and dozens more injured in an alleged Russian airstrike on the village of Al Khareeta, according to local sources.

Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that five died (one man and four children) when Russian warplanes struck the village.

All4Syria, also said a family of five died in several Russian raids. The report named the victims as “the family of ‘Mohammed Hamadial Abeed Al Ghadir‘” and said that three children died as well as the mother and father, “in additional to another person“. Dozens were also said to have been wounded.

LCCSY also reported five dead, including four children, in “several Russian airstrikes“.

Deir Ezzor24, blamed Russia for this strike, but added “it is worth mentioning that the Regime airforce and the Russian air force have launched dozens of air raids on the countryside of Deir Ezzor during the last few days“.

At 0’38” in a video published by Al Jisr TV, it says that five people died – “most of them children” – though it did not identify the warplanes responsible.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at six, including one woman and three children, but did not say who the “warplanes” responsible belonged to.

Dae’m News Network said that “warplanes” targeted a field hospital belonging to Daesh in Al Khareeta, destroying it and killing five terrorists inside, but they did not mention civilian casualties.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (4 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (12) [ 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

No Russian reports were published for January 21st 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (4 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]