Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS448

Incident date

January 22, 2016

Location

الطابية جزيرة, Al Tabiya Jazeera, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.2501, 40.29627 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between 34 and 50 civilians including up to eight women and 16 children were killed and more than 60 injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Tabiya Jazeera, according to multiple sources.

An initial report by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently said that Russian two strikes led to the deaths of four civilians families in their entirety.

Subsequent reports put the death toll at 37 non-combatants who were buried in a “mass grave“, and predicted that the number was likely to rise to 50. A further report said that 48 had died and more than 60 were wounded, most of them being in “critical condition“.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, 38 died when alleged Russian warplanes shelled Al Tabiya Jazeera. This figure included seven women and 16 children.

The Shaam News Network said that three families of mostly women and children were killed in Russian strikes, bringing the number killed to more than 45, but they later reported that it was almost 50 with dozens more injured.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 30 civilians, including 13 children – three of whom were blind and from the same family – and eight women, killed by “warplanes” – but said that it was not known whether these belonged to Russia or the Assad regime.

Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently named victims including five unknown women from outside the village.

 

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Son of Ibrahimal Mustapha 1 Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Son of Ibrahimal Mustapha 2 Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Son of Ibrahimal Mustapha 3 Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed

Family members (3)

  • A member of the Al Rahil family Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • A member of the Al Rahil family Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • A member of the Al Rahil family Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed

Family members (1)

  • The family of Salloum Ramadan Al Saleh Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently, who were all visually impaired killed

Family members (1)

  • The family of Abd Al Jabbar al Mustapha Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently, except for Mustapha al Jabbar killed

Family members (3)

  • Reiss Saleh al Nakash Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • The family of Ahmad Ja’afar Al Nakash Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • The family of his brother Farhan Ja’afar Al Nakash Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed

Family members (1)

  • The “family of Abdul-Jabbar Mustafa Age unknown named later by Shaam News Network killed

Family members (1)

  • The family of Farhan Jaafar Al Nakas Age unknown named later by Shaam News Network killed

Family members (1)

  • The family Salloum Ramadan Al Saleh Age unknown named later by Shaam News Network killed
  • Anas Bashir Al Saleh Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • son of Sleiman Al Abd Al Ali Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • The son of Khalaf al Salama Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently killed
  • Jalal Hassoun al Allawi 49 years old named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently, died “due to being hit by shrapnel in his chest”.  killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    34 – 50
  • (10–16 children4–8 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–60
  • 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 (14) [ 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 military report published on 25th January, the Kremlin said: “In the course of the last three days, January 22-24, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic performed 169 combat sorties engaging 484 objects of terrorists’ infrastructure…crews of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers performed 18 combat sorties from the territory of the Russian Federation in order to engage manpower and hardware of the ISIS near Deir ez-Zor on January 22-24. Flight range reached more than 2,000 kilometers.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    34 – 50
  • (10–16 children4–8 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    24–60
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]