Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS787

Incident date

April 30, 2016

Location

الجنينة, Al Jneina, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.3680555, 40.1196671 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported up to 20 civilian casualties and 24 injured following alleged Russian airstrikes targeting al-Jneina, Deir ez-Zour.

According to Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently, “Muhiy al Razouk and his three children” died in a Russian airstrike on Al Jneina. LCSSY also named the victim and said two of his relatives were killed and four other civilians critically wounded. It also attributed the incident to Russia.

In a video by JisrTV and a tweet by 81alhariri the incident was also reported and attributed to Russian warplanes. Other sources also mentioned the incident but did not say who was responsible.

The Syria Newsdesk reported the following: “20 civilians were killed and others were wounded today as a result of warplanes carrying out several raids on Al-Jeiy’a village under the control of the Islamic state, West Deir al-Zour.

Abu Wassim al-Dairi from Deir ez-Zor News Network said aircraft argeted the village with rockets killing at least 20 civilians, including children, and wounded dozens more who were taken to medical points in the region for treatment. The bombing also reportedly caused the complete destruction of four houses and the burning of another three, in addition to  physical damage to properties.

Orient News also reported the incident. It said that “warplanes on Sunday evening committed a massacre in the village of Al-Je’ah in the western countryside of Deir al-Zour, killing dozens and wounding many, while enabling IS control over strategic locations in the vicinity of Deir al-Zour military airport.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Muhiy al Razouk Adult male killed
  • Child of Muhiy al Razouk Child killed
  • Child of Muhiy al Razouk Child killed
  • Child of Muhiy al Razouk Child killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 20
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–24
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • From 1:30: a description of the alleged Russian airstrikes in al-Jneina (via Jsir TV)

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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 20
  • (3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–24
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]