Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R2279

Incident date

September 10, 2017

Location

وادي العذيب, Al-Atheeb Valley, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians, including one woman, were killed when warplanes bombed an internally displaced persons camp in the al-Atheeb Valley near Akeirbat, in Hama Governorate. This attack on 10th September 2017 was suspected to have been carried out by Russian aircrafts.

One of the survivors told RFS Media Office that the group of IDPs was stuck in the camp for a week without food and water, and said that three people were killed in the air strike.

Islam Nedaa reported that many of those displaced from Akeirbat were waiting to be evacuated from the camp after the Islamic State and the Syrian regime failed to reach a peace agreement.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A survivor explained the conditions of the IDP camp, and claimed that three people were killed in the airstrike on September 10th 2017. (via RFS Media Office)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]