Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS993

Incident date

July 12, 2016

Location

Al Hadlat camp, near Al Hammad, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

32.857888, 37.820134 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

All sources blamed Russian warplanes for the airstrikes on Al Hadlat camp for displaced persons which reportedly killed up to 30 civilians. The camp is on the border near Al Hammad, in the Hammad Desert.

Saeed Seif, a media activist in Badiyat Sham (Sham Desert), reported that there were more than seven raids on the camp, which used cluster bombs and injured up to 40 people.

Syria Direct claimed that there were five Russian raids which killed 17 civilians  – including women and children – and “wounded others”. Khaberni News placed the numbers of wounded higher at 50, as did the Syrian Newsdesk.

Many of the wounded were taken to Jordanian hospitals for medial treatment.

According to Syrian Newsdesk, “it was very difficult to transport the injured towards the Jordanian border, due to the continued flight of the Russian aviation over the area.”

Multiple sources reported the use of missiles and cluster bombs on the camp.

Against Terrorism said  that more than 20 people were killed in the raids, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the figure at 30 including 2 children.

Khaberni News claimed that “the camp hosts the family of fighters who are working against IS and are supported by the coalition.” The majority of the residents of the displaced camp were originally from Dier Ezzor and had escaped from ISIS control. LCCSY also reported that there were more than 350 families in the camp and most of them were the families of rebels.

The Reuters Report claimed that this was the first attack of its kind near the Jordanian border.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Sanna Ali Jakka Age unknown killed
  • Anas Mohammad Age unknown killed
  • Ranjiha al Alian Age unknown killed
  • Sham Hasan al Matar Age unknown killed
  • Ismail Mohammad al Kahhal Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 30
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–50
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Jordanian soldiers take the wounded from the camp near its borders to its hospitals. July 12th 2016, Al Hadlat camp.
  • A Russian warplane allegedly attacked the displaced persons camp near Al-Hammad (Youtube via SMO)
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    A bloodied child - the aftermath of suspected Russian shelling on Al Hammad (via Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
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    A wounded or potentially dead child - the aftermath of suspected Russian shelling on Al Hammad (via Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]
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    A civilian child cries whilst laying on the floor - the aftermath of suspected Russian shelling on Al Hammad (via Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently) [Page no longer available - accessed via Airwars archive]

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 is not known to have publicly reported on the locations of any airstrikes during July 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 30
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–50
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]