Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4267

Incident date

July 3, 2020

Location

قرية القاهرة, Al Qahera Village, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime artillery shelling on Al Qahera village in Hama on June 3rd, 2020.

@alshmali_alhr0 tweeted “A civilian martyred due to shelling by the Russian occupation militias targeting the village of Al Qahera in Sahl Al-Ghab earlier.”

However, Step Agency blamed the Syrian regime for the incident: “A civilian was killed by artillery shelling by the regime forces stationed in Jourin camp, on the village of  Al Qahera in the western Hama countryside.”

Halab Today reported that the civilian was killed as a result of regime shelling while he was collecting Caper plant fruit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]