Between nine and 17 civilians including one woman and two children died in airstrikes on neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor, according to local sources. While some reports allege that this was the work of Russia, one other blames the Assad regime with yet others not attributing responsibility.
Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that Russian warplanes carried out more than a dozen raids focused on “Al Rashida, al Haweqa and al Sina’a neighborhoods but the worst were in Al Hamidiya neighbourhood which was targeted with three raids.” It said that “nine people were killed in addition to five unidentified dead bodies“.
Daretezza said that the 13 victims were “mostly children” – but did not say who carried out the aerial bombardment. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “warplanes” (it did not say who they belonged to) killed 13 non-combatants including one woman and at least two children when they bombed areas in the al-Hamidiyyeh neighborhood.
Likewise, a report by Free Syria did not say who was to blame. Neither did LCCSY, but it named five of the reportedly killed civilians also mentioned by Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently (below).
However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed the incident to the regime, putting the death toll at 17 including one woman and two children.
Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently named nine male victims (listed below), while a tweet by Tiger9977771, mentioned the same names, but also reported that “there have been bodies of a woman, a male child, a female child and two men (body parts) who could not be identified”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Hassoun al Hazza’ Age unknown male killed
- Fawaz al Fatih Age unknown male killed
- Ahmad Halat Age unknown male killed
- Iyad Abd al Fattah Age unknown male killed
- Hussein al Baja’a Age unknown male killed
- Mohammad al Fattouri Age unknown male killed
- Saleh Zeeb al Marhaj Age unknown male killed
- Abd al Rahman al A’kili Age unknown male killed
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Russian Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
The Kremlin has issued no public accounts of airstrikes in Syria from April 1st – 30th.