Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS430

Incident date

January 21, 2016

Location

البغيلية, Al Bgailieh, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.383522, 40.090313 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between two and six civilians died in an airstrike on Al Bgailieh, according to local sources – though only one source alleged that Russia was responsible.

Step News Agency Tweeted that Russian strikes had hit Al Bgailieh.

According to the Syria News Network, members of Daesh were “killed and wounded following clashes with the Syrian Arab army on the outskirts of al Baghiliya and the north western part of the city“, though they made no mention of civilian casualties.

Baladi News reported that six non-combatants died and others were injured when “warplanes” launched two raids on Al Bgailieh which targeted the “Nour Mosque“, but they did not identify the planes.

The two victims – killed “warplane shelling” – were named by the VDC.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 6
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ 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
    2 – 6
  • (2 men)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]