Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS520

Incident date

February 1, 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

Between two and three civilians including one to three children were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Al Khareeta, according to local sources.

Activists initially told Shaam News that three children were killed and more than five others were injured after Russian planes targeted Al Khareeta.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, at least two victims including a girl died when “suspected Russian warplanes” fired on Al Khareeta. Both SN4HR and the Violations Documentation Center identified one victim as Asaad al-Omair al-Abdulla.

Deir Ezzor 24 identified the dead male as Mr. al-Abdulla, and the dead child as the “daughter of Abu Steve.” It attributed their deaths and the injury of three others including a man identified as “Sou’aan el Za’eem” and an additional young girl – identified as the baby of “A’alyan Hamid” – to Russian strikes. In a later report, DE24 said “indiscriminate” Russian strikes targeted civilian areas, leading to the 2 deaths and 3 injuries.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Asaad al-Omair al-Abdulla Age unknown male killed
  • Daughter of Abu Steve Child female killed
  • Mr. al-Abdulla Adult male killed
  • Sou’aan el Za’eem Adult male injured
  • Baby of A’alyan Hamid Child female injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image of Asaad al-Omair al-Abdulla

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has published no known record of strikes in Syria from February 1st – February 3rd.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–5
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]