Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3342

Incident date

September 8, 2018

Location

قلعة المضيق, Qal'et al Madiq, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians were reported killed and others injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery shelling on Qal’at Al madiq in Idlib on September 8th, 2018 according to local sources. Two of the victims were identified as Naser Hashoum and Muhammad al-Sheikh. Albasaer newspaper said that one of the victims died as a result of wounds sustained earlier “as a result of the artillery shelling that struck the town of Qal`eat Al-Madiq in the western countryside of Hama.”

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said ” Three civilians were killed as Syrian period artillery fired several shells on Qal’et al Madiq town in Hama governor northwestern suburbs, on September 8th.”

Many of the sources blamed the Syrian regime for this incident, like @hamanewscenter that tweeted “A martyr and a number of wounded civilians, due to artillery and missile shelling by the regime’s militia stationed in the village of Hayaleen and the surrounding checkpoints on the town of Qal`eat Al-Madiq, west of Hama.”

@HamahNow said that artillery and rocket launchers shelling targeted the city of Qal`eat Al-Madiq, west of Hama.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
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    Nasser Hashoum was killed in alleged artillery shelling on Qal'at Al Madiq on Sep 8th, 2018 (Ahmad Alhashoum)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (17) [ collapse]