Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS131

Incident date

November 8, 2015

Location

أم صحريج, Umm Sahrij, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.320510, 37.342140 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One female non-combatant was reported killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on a mosque in Umm Sahrij, according to the Coordination of Syrian Revolution in Eastern Hama, and The Union of Hama Revolutionaries [links presently disabled.]

All4Syria also reported that “The village of Umm Sahreej in the eastern Hama countryside suffered a Russian airstrike which led to the death of one woman and the injury of others.”

 

The incident occured in the morning.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Umm Sahrij (أم صحريج), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.320510, 37.342140. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Unknown

Russia confirms in its report covering November 6th-9th 2015 carrying out strikes in Hama governorate : “Near Kafer Nbuda (Hama province), a strike was made against a workshop used for repairing of armoured vehicles of the Jabhat al-Nusra. The airstrike of a Su-24M bomber eliminated a hangar with 4 tanks and 1 infantry fighting vehicle.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]