Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS492

Incident date

January 28, 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

Four civilians including a child died in alleged Russian raids on Mahimideh, according to local sources.

Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that alleged Russian raids killed several non-combatants and injured more, while Al Jisr TV claimed the casualty toll was as high as 25.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Saleh Khalaf Al Yassin Adult male “a vet from Al Shematiyeh town in Deir Ez-Zour governorate died February 1 2016, due to his wounds from suspected Russian warplanes missiles fired on Mehaimideh village in Deir Ez-Zour governorate in January 28.”, according to SN4HR killed
  • wife of Sheikh Saleh Al-Ali’s Adult female died 2 days after the incident from the wounds she recieved, according to SN4HR killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 25
  • (1 child1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Image showing an alleged Russian strike on Mahimideh, January 28th 2016. (via Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently)
  • The exact moment after the alleged raid hit Mheimidiya. (via, Deir Ezzor is being Slaughtered Silently)
  • The exact moment after the alleged raid hit Mheimidiya. (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
    4 – 25
  • (1 child1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]