Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4363

Incident date

August 6, 2021

Location

الصحن, Al Sahen, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a child, was injured in alleged Russian or regime strikes on villages of Al-Sahn on August 6, 2021.

@HalabTodayTV reported that “Regime forces and Russia target with laser-guided missiles the villages of Al-Sahn in Al-Ghab Plain and Joseph in Jabal Al-Zawiya, causing the injury of a child”.

Syrian Civil Defense also posted that a child was injured in the strikes and a tweet from @mohmad_rasheed included an image of a young boy with injuries to his face.

A tweet from @7WE4UNp8FButyw4 identified the shells used as laser-guided, along with various other sources.

Sources were conflicted as to who was responsible, with multiple sources attributing the strikes to both Russia and the regime while @mzmgr941pointed out that both Russian and Iranian reconnaissance planes were flying close by.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Damage and injuries from strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by @mzmgr941)
  • Damage to buildings caused by strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by @mohmad_rasheed)
  • A book from one of the damaged homes following strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Damage to a building following strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets inspect the damaged building following strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • White Helmets inspect the damaged building following strikes on Al Sahen on August 6, 2021. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

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
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]