Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2273

Incident date

June 5, 2017

Location

عقيربات أبو حواديد , Abu Huwadid village near Akeirbat, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.320833, 37.488333 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between ten and 15 civilians died, including ten or 11 from the Bakhour family, in an alleged Russian airstrike on their home in Abu Huwadid village near Akeirbat, according to sources on the ground. Sources attributed the blame to Russia.

The Local council of Akeirbat and its countryside on Facebook said that the only survivor from the family was the wife of Abu Hassan Bakour, Umm Hassan Bakr. Syria2011  also said that only one woman from the family survived, though it didn’t name her.

According to Zamanalwasl, “Abdul Latif Bakour, the head of the family, was a bulldozer driver in the town of Talbisa for more than 20 years. He left work for a private job. He is from a poor family, and his entire family was displaced to the Hama desert because of the very violent shelling of his city over the past six years, which led to the destruction of 70% of his family’s houses”.

Syria News Desk said that the family had earlier fled from Talbisa village in the northern countryside of Homs.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 11 people from the family had died,”including four citizen women”, while Zamanalwasl put the death toll as high as 15 (including 10 from the Bakhour family).

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (10)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 15
  • (3–5 children1–4 women6 men)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Abd al-Lateef Bakour, killed along with 10 members of his family in an alleged Russian airstrike on Abu Huwadid village near Akeirbat, June 5th (via VDC)
  • Abd al-Qader Abd al-Lateef Bakour, killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Abu Huwadid village, June 5th (via VDC)
  • Somia Abd al-Lateef Bakour, killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Abu Huwadid village, June 5th (via VDC)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 15
  • (3–5 children1–4 women6 men)
  • 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
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (21) [ collapse]