Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1922

Incident date

February 24, 2017

Location

الحميرات, Al-Hmeirat, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.457244, 36.458559 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Sources reported that eight people from one family were killed and dozens more were wounded when an alleged Russian and/or Syrian regime raid struck their home in Al-Hmeirat. Most sources blamed Russia, though some also pointed to the Syrian regime.

Members of the Civil Defence spent time pulling bodies and injured civilians out of the rubble. Many of the civilians in the town were left displaced as a result of the raid.

The house which was struck was allegedly entirely destroyed.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 9
  • (6 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • The exact moment an alleged Russian and Syrian regime raid struck a home in Al-Hmeirat, 24th Feb 2017. (via Qasioun)
  • A piece of paper listing the names of those reported killed in Al-Hmeirat, Feb 24th: 'The names of the martyrs in the massacre. Note that the martyrs are all one family.'

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
    8 – 9
  • (6 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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]