Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS958

Incident date

June 29, 2016

Location

المسرب, Al Masreb, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.5207354, 39.887538 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least four civilians, including two children and one woman, were killed in airstrikes on the village al-Mashreb, reported local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether Russia or the Syrian regime were responsible for the deaths.

Most sources, including Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently, al-AMAWI, Baladi News and the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that the incident led to the deaths of four named civilians, hereof two children and one woman – allegedly from the same family.

Syria Human Rights News reported “Warplanes bombed areas in the town of rural Al Masreb west of Deir ez-Zor, which resulted in the death of a man, his wife and daughter as well as other citizens”.

According to Al-Hal, “the warplanes  several evening raids on civilian houses in the village, killing a man and his wife and child and another child, and wounding more.”

ShahbaPress and @khaled_qhtan attributed the strikes to Russia while SN4HR, al-AMAWI and Baladi News pointed to the Assad regime as culprit.

Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently, Paldf News and the Syria Free Army, named four victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Mariam Abdul Ibrahim Child female killed
  • Faisal al Ramih Child female killed
  • Matra (Mother) Adult female killed
  • Abd Ibrahim al Wayel (Father) Adult killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.

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
    4
  • (2 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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
    Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (13) [ collapse]