Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

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Country
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Civilian Harm Status
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Infrastructure

Incident Code

ISPT0498

Incident date

October 23, 2023

Location

محافظة دير البلح, Deir al Balah Governorate, Deir Al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.420319, 34.370157 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

During the early morning of October 23rd, 2023, at least 10 people were reportedly killed and a number of others wounded, as a result of an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Abu Dan family home in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

While most sources, including Al Jazeera, and the Gazan Ministry of the Interior and National Security, agreed that 10 civilians had been killed, Facebook user Ahmed al-Kurd said that 15 had died. While it is unknown whether those casualties were all a consequence of this strike, it is possible more casualties were later identified.

All of the identified casualties were members of the Abu Dan family. The matriarch of the family, 59-year old Jamlat Abu Dan was killed with her two sons, Mustafa Abu Dan and Mahmoud Abu Dan. Mustafa’s pregnant wife, 35-year-old Muna was killed, along with their children, 12-year-old Hala, Yousef and Taiseer. Mahmoud’s wife 31-year-old Maria was killed, along with their children (unnamed), as were Muhsen Abu Dan and Ahmad Mahmoud Abu Dan.

Images of the funeral circulated on social media. Muna Qahtani shared the photos to Facebook, showing an outside memorial, with men and boys in prayer over 13 body bags. Images of the bodies being lowered into a grave, and the grave being covered with metal sheets, were also shared.

Relatives and friends shared their grief online. Mona Barkat, a cousin of Jamlat, mourned the family and asked that “God accept them.” Mona further alleged that Muna was close to delivering her child: she was “pregnant and in a state of giving birth.”

Many memorials discussed Ahmad Abu Dan, who was buried with his finger raised. A finger pointing skyward can be used while reciting the Shahada, Islam’s first pillar, and relatives were keen to emphasise this. Bassam Sherif posted a more poetic post on Facebook about his cousin’s death, writing that while “raising his index finger, he breathed out his last breath, and his soul left his pure body.” In the burial photographs, his pointed finger can be seen through a deliberate hole in his body bag.

When sources identified a belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces. Libyan News Agency specified that the strike occurred without warning.

Where possible, names have been matched with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of fatalities in Gaza released on October 26th, 2023.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (10)

Muhsen Abu Dan محسن أبو دان
killed
Jamlat Abu Dan جملات أبو دان
59 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 905936092
Mustafa Abu Dan مصطفى أبو دان
killed
Mahmoud Abu Dan محمود أبو دان
killed
Muna منى
35 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 802003665
Hala Abu Dan حلا أبو دان
12 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 430616110
Yousef Abu Dan يوسف أبو دان
Taiseer Abu Dan تيسير أبو دان
Maria ماريا
31 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 804399582
Ahmad Mahmoud Abu Dan أحمد أبو دان
Adult male killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Deir al Balah governorate (محافظة دير البلح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.420319, 34.370157. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 15
  • (5 children3 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (17) [ collapse]

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    Source: Mona barkat
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    Source: Ahmad alkrd
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    Source: Ahmad alkrd
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    Source: Ahmad alkrd
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    Source: Ahmad alkrd
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    Source: Ahmad alkrd
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    Source: Ahmad alkrd
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    Source: Ahmad alkrd
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    Source: Mai taiseer
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    Source: Muna Qahtani
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    Source: Muna Qahtani
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    Source: Muna Qahtani
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    Source: Bassam sherif
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    Source: Bassam sherif
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    Source: Shafik Radwan
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    Source: Shafik Radwan
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Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 15
  • (5 children3 women3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS4226

Incident date

December 4, 2019

Location

النهر الأبيض, Nahr Abyad, Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians were reportedly injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the Nahr Abyad area in Jisr al-Shughour, Idlib governorate, on December 4th, 2019, according to sources.

Shaam News Network reported that “activists said that heavy airstrikes by Russian warplanes targeted the Nahr Abyad area in the Jisr al-Shughur area, leaving wounded civilians”.

@ZaitunAgency, @media_idlib and Husam Ahmad Saloum said Russian warplanes carried out 11 airstrikes on Nahr Abyad.

Three planes were used to carry out the strike, according to Husam Ahmad Saloum.

The Facebook page, Edlib News Report 2020, said the strikes had targeted an ammunition depot belonging to the Turkestan Party.

All of the sources said Russian planes had carried out the strikes.

The incident occurred shortly after midnight on December 4th, 2019.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Photo taken after alleged Russian airstrike on the Nahr Abyad area in Jisr Al Shughur on December 4th, 2019 (via JMC on Facebook).
  • Photo taken after alleged Russian airstrike on the Nahr Abyad area in Jisr Al Shughur on December 4th, 2019 (via JMC on Facebook).
  • Photo taken after alleged Russian airstrike on the Nahr Abyad area in Jisr Al Shughur on December 4th, 2019 (via JMC on Facebook).
  • Photo taken after alleged Russian airstrike on the Nahr Abyad area in Jisr Al Shughur on December 4th, 2019 (via JMC on Facebook).
  • Photo taken after alleged Russian airstrike on the Nahr Abyad area in Jisr Al Shughur on December 4th, 2019 (via JMC on Facebook).
  • Rescue workers are seen following an alleged Russian airstrike on the Nahr Abyad area in Jisr Al Shughur on December 4th, 2019 (Image uploaded by @media_idlib)
  • Rescue workers are seen following an alleged Russian airstrike on the Nahr Abyad area in Jisr Al Shughur on December 4th, 2019 (Image uploaded by @media_idlib)

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0592

Incident date

October 25, 2023

Location

منزل لعائلة عيد غرب مخيم 2 في النصيرات، وسط القطاع, A house of the Eid family, west of Camp 2 in Nuseirat, central Gaza Strip, Deir Al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

At around 9:40pm on Wednesday, October 25th 2023, the Eid family’s house, located west of Camp 2 opposite the Maghazi entrance in the Al-Zuwaida area of the Nuseirat Camp, Central Gaza, was bombed in an alleged Israeli military airstrike. According to initial accounts, Israeli military aircraft bombed the house shortly after the end of evening prayers, resulting in fatalities and dozens of injuries according to Wafa News agency.

Airwars identified the names of twenty members of the Eid family, forming six family units, who were killed in the incident.

Among the victims were Umm Ismail Eid, the family’s grandmother, along with her 33-year-old son Mustafa Jamil Ismail Eid, 30-year-old daughter-in-law Safa Mahmoud Mohammed el-Shorbagy, and her three young grandchildren, a five-year-old girl named Fella Mustafa Jamil Eid, and her two brothers, nine-year-old Ismail Mustafa Jamil Eid, and two-year-old Karam Mustafa Jamil Eid.

One-year-old Jamil Ali Jamil Eid and his brother Muhannad Ali Jamil Eid, along with their mother, were also among those killed. Additionally, father and son, 36-year-old Muhammad Ramadan Younis Eid and two-year-old Waseem Muhammad Ramadan Eid were killed in the incident.

38-year-old Saeed Ramadan Younis Eid, described as “one of the best mathematics teachers” at Shuhada al-Maghazi Secondary School for Boys, was another victim who was killed along with his wife, Hadeel Musa Abdel Jawad Eid, and their 10-year-old daughter, Dana Saeed Ramadan Eid.

Sharing the names of those killed in the bombing, Younis Zuhair mourned the loss of his “caring uncle and second father” 49-year-old Wissam Mousa Shehada Eid, his aunt 46-year-old Taghreed Ramadan Eid, and his “kind and affectionate” cousin, 21-year-old Ahmed Wissam Mousa Eid.

In a Facebook post, Al-Zawaida Youth Sports Club expressed deep sorrow shared by the club’s management, technical staff, players, and fans over the death of the former club player and engineer, 43-year-old Rushdi Ramadan Younis Eid. The club posted an image of Rushdi on the football pitch holding up a large trophy.

Rushdi died alongside his pregnant wife, Rima Fayek Qasim Eid, and their 11-year-old son, Muhammad Rushdi Ramadan Eid. Family and friends shared memories and pictures of “the literary, respectable” Rushdi. Others remembered how his wife was “intelligent, active, beloved, elegant” and a colleague named Ghada Awad described her in a post on Facebook as a “kind and generous” teacher at al-Maghazi Girls Preparatory School. Ghada posted an image of Rima posing in front of a banner for the October 2022 celebration of World Teachers’ Day. Like Saeed Ramadan Eid, she was a mathematics teacher.

Many friends and family members posted heartfelt tributes to the Eid family on Facebook, posting images of them from before the incident.

A man named Rashad was described as the only surviving brother of the siblings Rushdi, Taghreed, Said and Mohammed, in a Facebook post by a family member named Ibrahim. Another Facebook user named Mousa, in a tribute post to the Eid family, wished a speedy recovery to his cousin Ghadeer and her sister Lina, who it seems were injured in the incident.

There was allegedly no warning prior to the attack, as noted by Hassan A. Jawad, in a post on Facebook the following day.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces.

All identified victims’ names, except for Umm Ismail, Hadeel, Muhaned and Rima, have been matched with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of nearly 7000 victims’ names and ID numbers released on October 26th.

Rima Fayek Qasim Eid may be 37-year-old Reema Fayek Hamdan Eid (MoH ID 801118514). Hadeel Musa Abdel Jawad Eid may be 35-year-old Hadeel Moussa Hassan Eid (MoH ID 801848599).

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The incident occured at approximately 9:40 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

Umm Ismail Eid أم إسماعيل عيد
Adult female killed
Mustafa Jamil Ismail Eid مصطفى جميل إسماعيل عيد
33 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802584573
Safa Mahmoud Mohammed el-Shorbagy صفا محمود محمد الشوربجي
30 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 804362523
Fella Mustafa Jamil Eid فلة مصطفى جميل عيد
5 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 440668523
Ismail Mustafa Jamil Eid إسماعيل مصطفى جميل عيد
9 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 434602587
Karam Mustafa Jamil Eid كرم مصطفى جميل عيد
2 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 443152400

Family members (3)

Mother of Muhannad and Jamil (Unnamed) أم مهند وجميل
Adult female killed
Jamil Ali Jamil Eid جميل علي جميل عيد
1 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 444272066
Muhannad Ali Jamil Eid مهند علي جميل عيد
Child killed

Family members (2)

Muhammad Ramadan Younis Eid محمد رمضان يونس عيد
36 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 801809625
Waseem Muhammad Ramadan Eid وسيم محمد رمضان عيد
2 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 444852347

Family members (3)

Saeed Ramadan Eid سعيد رمضان عيد
38 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 800487126
Hadeel Musa Abdel Jawad Eid هديل موسى عبد الجواد عيد
Adult female killed
Dana Saeed Ramadan Eid دانا سعيد رمضان عيد
10 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 434091971

Family members (3)

Wissam Moussa Shehada Eid وسام موسى شحادة عيد
49 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 411036106
Taghreed Ramadan Eid تغريد رمضان عيد
46 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 901600577
Ahmed Wissam Eid الأبن أحمد وسام عيد
21 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 407760982

Family members (3)

Rushdi Ramadan Eid رشدي رمضان عيد
43 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 905199352
Rima Fayek Qasim Eid ريما فايق قاسم عيد
Adult female pregnant killed
Muhammad Rushdi Ramadan Eid محمد رشدي رمضان عيد
11 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 432168417

Family members (2)

Ghadeer غدير
Age unknown female injured
Lina لينا
Age unknown female Sister of Ghadeer injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp, Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    20
  • (8 children6 women6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (37) [ collapse]

Media
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Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp, Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    20
  • (8 children6 women6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (37) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LQ034

Incident date

August 29, 2016

Location

بنغازي‎, Ganfouda, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.028594, 20.026959 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

The LNA self-reported MiG-23 strikes on “armed militias” in Ganfouda.

However, Benghazi News claimed on Twitter that three airstrikes had been deliberately aimed at civilian infrastructure.

Russia Today added that the bombardment led to a demonstration asking to lift the siege on Ganfouda. It also reported that “Libyan media sources said Monday that the Council of Elders of Misurata condemned the aerial bombardment of Qanfouda in a statement, saying it was ‘a crime committed by the forces of Hafter and foreign forces that support them against defenceless civilians.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army

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Libyan National Army Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army
  • Libyan National Army position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

USSOM242

Incident date

July 29, 2019

Location

Bu'aale, Middle Juba, Somalia

Geolocation

1.251778, 42.575959 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

According to Voice of America correspondent Harun Maruf, two airstrikes by an unknown party struck al Shabaab targets in southern Somalia. One unsuccesfully targeted a ‘senior ISIS figure’ near Buaale.

According to Maruf’s tweet, “There are reports of 2 new airstrikes  in S. Somalia overnight. A strike in Jamame area reportedly hit a graduation ceremony of new recruits for Jaysh Ayman, the Al-Shabaab unit that operates in Kenya; the 2nd strike in Buale area missed to hit a senior Al-Shabaab figure, source.”

No additional public details are presently known about this event.

Asked whether it had been responsible for this event, in February 2020 a senior AFRICOM official told Airwars that this was not the case. However, this may not preclude actions by the CIA which conducts its own undeclared strikes in Somalia.

The incident occured during the night.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention that the strike took place in the Bu’aale area. The coordinates for the town of Bu’aale are: 1.251778, 42.575959. Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    No
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Suspected attackers
    US Forces, US Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al-Shabaab

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Media
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US Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US Forces
  • US Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

US Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US Forces
  • US Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    No
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Suspected attackers
    US Forces, US Forces
  • Suspected target
    Al-Shabaab

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

LQ022

Incident date

January 12, 2016

Location

بنغازي‎, Power plant, Benghazi, Libya

Geolocation

32.202222, 20.133611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

The LNA reported that it conducted airstrikes against ISIS in Benghazi. The Air Force targeted a field hospital and an ammuniton store in Sidi Faraj, a camp in Garyounis, ISIS centres in Sabri and Al-Leithi and various vehicles at the axis of the Safsafa project.

An UNSMIL report later noted that a power plant had been hit by an airstrike, and condemned the action against civilian infrastructure.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Libyan National Army Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Libyan National Army
  • Libyan National Army position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected attacker
    Libyan National Army

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

TS400

Incident date

December 9, 2019

Location

Tal al-Ward, Tal Tamr, Al Hassakah, Syria

Airwars assessment

Rojava Information Centre tweeted: “…On 9th December Turkish proxy forces attacked the surroundings of Zirgan (Abu Rasin) town with mortar and heavy weapons. One villager was killed in Tal al-ward”.

No further details are currently available,.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Turkish Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Turkish Military
  • Turkish Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Turkish Military

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

RS2385

Incident date

August 13, 2017

Location

حمادة عمر, Hamada Omar, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.025374, 37.423313 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

An unspecific number of civilians were wounded due to an aerial bombardment of Hamada Omar and the surrounding vicinity, according to local media. All the sources either attributed blame to Russia or did not attribute any blame.

There are no reports of civilian fatalities.

AE News reported that ” warplanes continude intensive shelling since yesterday evening [Aug 13th], on areas of controlled by Daesh in the eastern Hama countryside. More strikes targeted areas in the villages of Hamada Omar and Akash and Koleb Taurus and the wounded civilians in in the area of Aqirbat”.

One source reported that rockets were fired onto the town.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Russian Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Military
  • Russian Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Military

Russia has not reported any specific strikes between August 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]