Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1841

Incident date

January 16, 2017

Location

عنيق باجرة , Aneek Bajra village, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.290311, 37.286138 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five or six civilians – a woman and her children – died in an alleged Russia or regime airstrike on Aneek Bajra village in eastern Hama, according to sources on the ground,

The Syrian Network for Human Rights was among sources blaming the regime, reporting: “Six civilians (a woman and her five children) died when Syrian regime warplanes (allies) missiles fired on Anaiq Bajerra village in Hama governorate eastern suburbs, January 16, 2017.”

However, other sources including the Step News Agency, the Violations Documentation Center (who named five victims) and the Shaam News Network (SNN) attributed the event to Russia.

According to SNN, “Russian warplanes targeted the village of Aneek Bajra in the-eastern side of the  province of Hama, causing an appalling massacre against children and their mother, and destroying several residential buildings in the area.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (4–5 children1 woman)
  • 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 (14) [ 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

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (4–5 children1 woman)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]