Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3661

Incident date

July 7, 2019

Location

قسطون, Qastoun, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Six civilians were reported killed in artillery shelling on Qastoun, Hama, on July 7th.

According to Syrian Network for Human Rights, “at least six civilians from the same family, including two girls and two women, were killed as Syrian regime forces fired artillery shells while they were working on agricultural land between Qastoun village and al Sahen village in Idlib governorate western suburbs, on July 7th.”

Three sources attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, while one source did not positively attribute blame.

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]