Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS477

Incident date

January 27, 2016

Location

محيميدة, Mahimideh, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.44294, 40.08619 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the number killed in raids carried out by “several warplanes believed to be Russian” on neighborhoods in Deir ez-Zor had risen to 27. They said this included three children and nine women.

Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently published several reports on the incident in which they said that Russia was responsible. The put the final death toll at 30 civilians.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights alongside the dead no less than 20 were injured, when alleged Russian warplanes launched several rockets on the town.

Thirty two victims have been named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC, including:

Two unidentified women and 5 more unidentified bodies

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Mohamamd Al Raheel Mhaymed Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Shalash Al Raheel Mhaymed Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed

Family members (2)

  • Nidal Al Hussani Adult male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • His son Yahya Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed

Family members (2)

  • Awwad Al Jaber el Salameh Adult male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Son of Awwad Al Jaber el Salameh Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed

Family members (2)

  • Awwad Al Madloul Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Son of Awwad Al Madloul Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed

Family members (7)

  • Member of the Al Saalo family 1 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Saalo family 2 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Saalo family 3 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Saalo family 4 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Saalo family 5 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Saalo family 6 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Saalo family 7 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed

Family members (4)

  • Member of the Al Saboun family 1 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Saboun family 2 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Saboun family 3 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Saboun family 4 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed

Family members (5)

  • Member of the Al Hbashans [or Habshan] family 1 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Hbashans [or Habshan] family 2 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Hbashans [or Habshan] family 3 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Hbashans [or Habshan] family 4 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of the Al Hbashans [or Habshan] family 5 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed

Family members (3)

  • Hussein al Khanjar Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of Hussein al Khanjar family 1 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Member of Hussein al Khanjar family 2 Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Abdullah Subhi Al Habshan Age unknown male named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Hammada Hammoud Al ‘Urua Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Taleb al Ramadan Age unknown named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • The wife of Sheikh Al Ali Al Saleh Age unknown female named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed
  • Mohamad Age unknown male from al Hussan village, named by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently and VDC killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    27 – 32
  • (3 children9 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Photo of an alleged Russian raid on Mahimideh, January 27th 2016. (via, Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently)

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 1st February 2016, the Kremlin said: “In the course of the last week, the Russian aircraft in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 468 combat sorties engaging 1354 terrorists’ infrastructural facilities in the Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Raqqah, Daraa and Deir ez-Zor provinces. Among them – 24 ones were carried out by Tu-22M3 long-range bombers from the Russian territory…Long-range bomber aviation aircraft supported units of the Syrian governmental troops which defended the city of Deir ez-Zor. The airstrikes carried out by Tu-22M3 bombers from the territory of the Russian Federation jointly with tactical aviation from the Hmeymim airbase, engaged 23 important terrorists’ objects in that district. The attempt of terrorists to assault Deir ez-Zor was frustrated.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    27 – 32
  • (3 children9 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]