Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1207

Incident date

September 1, 2016

Location

Souran, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.2906196, 36.7492737 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Up to 30 civilians including 11 children died in airstrikies on Souran, Al-Lataminah, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of Russia or the Syrian regime.

According to Roiraqro and Wesal_TV 10 people from the same family died when their car was hit by a strike. The sources didn’t apportion blame.

However, Orient pointed to regime warplanes, adding that most of the victims were children and women.

According to the pro-Assad website Albosleh, “warplanes targeted a number of terrorist cars on the Tayba Al-imam, Halfaya and Al-Lataminah roads and killed most of the terrorists”.

But SND attributed the strike to Russia, reporting that “Russian warplanes targeted buses carrying people from the city to the town of Al-Lataminah Soran, killing seven civilians, including children, and wounded several others”.

But in a subsequent report, SND appeared to point towards the regime, saying that “14 civilians were killed and others were injured, all from the same family, by regime warplanes in several raids on vehicles carrying people who werre fleeing from Soran town toward safer areas on the road to Al-Lataminah”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights, also blaming the regime, put the death toll at 14 including 11 children and two women.

However, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the death toll climbed as high as 30 including 10 children and six women.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul-Aziz Mohammed Makhlouf Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 30
  • (11 children2 women1 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

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    A graphic photograph of one of the deceased civilian children in Souran - the human cost of alleged warplane shelling (via Orient)
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    Charred boned and body parts - the impact of alleged warplane shelling on Souran (via Orient)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between September 1st – 30th 2016.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 30
  • (11 children2 women1 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

Sources (19) [ collapse]