Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS110

Incident date

November 1, 2015

Location

أم صحريج, Um Sirij, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.32051, 37.34214 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Two to five children and their mother were reported killed and four more people injured along with up to three civilian adults, after an alleged Russian airstrike on the village of Umm Sirij.

Shaam News cited local civil defence as saying that a home had been razed in the attack, with other houses damaged. And Smart News reported that “Russian warplanes launched a missile strike on the village, which killed five people, including two children, and four wounded, including children, they were transported by the civil defense to the field hospital nearby.”

The Syrian Network later claimed that “On 1 November 2015, alleged Russian warplanes shelled Um Sahareej town in Hama suburbs under ISIL’s control, which killed 6 individuals from one family (a woman and 5 children).

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2–5 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Aftermath of alleged Russian strike on November 1st 2015, which reportedly killed two children (via SNN)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

In its report for military actions on October 31st-November 2nd 2015, the Kremlin has confirmed carrying out strikes in Hama governorate: “Near Kafr Nabudah settlement (Hama province), a Su-25 attack aircraft performed a strike against militants’ fortified area with two armored vehicles and two off-road automobile vehicles equipped with ZU-23 AA systems. Direct hit of an air bomb caused destruction of an ammunition depot. As a result of detonation, armored and off-road vehicles burnt down.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2–5 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]