Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2360

Incident date

July 23, 2017

Location

الخضير , Kudeir, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.074965, 37.843781 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

Between 10 and 15 civilians – most of them reportedly from the Al Mahmoud family – died and as many as 30 more were wounded in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kudeir , according to local media.

The lowest death count was given by Ahmad Shibli at 10 with dozens more wounded.

But most other sources said that 14 civilians died. According to @alfa30ri, they were all from one family – and multiple sources named members of the Al Mahmoud family as the victims.

The Smart News Agency reported that “warplanes likely to be Russian launched a raid on the village of Hadera, killing 14 civilians, and wounded about 30 others.

According to Baladi, “14 civilians, mostly women and children, from the family of Ahmed Abdel Aziz Mahmoud died, including  his wife (Wassal Thiab Mahmood) and his children (Farouk, Lina and Ghosun). The father sustained an injury to his foot”.

Step News Agency said that as many as 15 non-combatants died in this strike.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 15
  • (4 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–30
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Alaa Fadl al-Hussein, killed in a strike on Kudeir, Jul 23rd 2017 (via Al Watidat)
  • Four children from the Al Mahmoud family, killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Kudeir, Jul 23rd 2017 (via MuhiAldeen)

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
  • (4 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–30
  • 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 (17) [ collapse]