Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3660

Incident date

July 6, 2019

Location

مورك, Mourek, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians from one family were reported killed in airstrikes on Mourek, Hama, on July 6th.

According to Syrian Network for Human Rights, “three civilians (a girl and her parents), were killed while grazing sheep as warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on the vicinity of Morek town in Hama governorate northern suburbs, on July 6th.”

Syria Civil Defense alleged that a “father, wife and son” were killed in the attack, while @so_ria98 names “Kanhar Mohamed El Wardi, his wife and his two months old daughter” as slain in the incident.

Similarly Step News stated that “Russian and Syrian warplanes launched several air strikes on Saturday, on the towns of Morak, Altamneh and Kafarzita in the northern Hama countryside, causing the deaths of three people and a number of wounded from the same family.”

Six sources attributed the airstrikes to Russia, one source named both Russian forces and the Syrian regime in reporting the incident, and another source did not positively attribute blame.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Name unknown Age unknown

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "Russian forces killed civilians from the same family in Morek town in Hama: three civilians (a girl and her parents), were killed while grazing sheep as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on the vicinity of Morek town in Hama governorate northern suburbs, on July 6th" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 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
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]