Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS747

Incident date

April 7, 2016

Location

دير الزور, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.3353632, 40.1380348 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Three civilians died in an alleged Russian airstrike in Deir ez-Zor, according to local sources.

Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that three civilians died when “Russian planes targeted al Sina’a, Huwaija Sakr and the area around the military airport with more than 15 raids since the morning after an attack was carried out by Daesh.” Baladi News also reported that “three civilians were killed on Thursday, a result of the Russian aviation targeting al Halabiya roundabout in al Salhiya area on the outskirts of the city of Deir Ezzor. According to local media sources, the warplanes launched air raids on al Sina’a neighborhood in Deir Ezzor, and Hawijah Akr area and the area around the military airport in the countryside of the province.” Tweets by Omawi and SRG also blamed Russia.

A further source, Step News, also said that warplanes launched raids on the perimeter of a military airport – but didn’t identify the planes or provide casualty figures. Shaam News Network did not specify that these were solely Russian strikes, saying that regime and Russian warplanes carried out raids “on the clash points in the area surrounding the airport, Huwaija Sakr, Al Sina’a neighbourhood and Al Halabiya roundabout which led to the martyrdom of several civilians.”

Alamawi reported that a number of people were wounded following shelling by so-called Isl;amic State on “on Al-Kussur“.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Victim of the contested airstrikes in Deir ex-Zour, Khuder Mohammad al-Assawad (via VDC)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Kremlin has issued no public accounts of airstrikes in Syria from April 1st – 30th.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (11) [ collapse]