Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2407

Incident date

August 25, 2017

Location

ابو الفشافيش, Abo Al-Fashafeesh, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.152222, 37.578056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

In what was described as a “massacre”, alleged Russian airstrikes killed up to 17civilians and wounded several more in the village of Abo al-Fashafeesh, eastern Hama, local media reported.

Sources reported between seven and eight victims, however, none of these was identified by gender, age or name.

Enab Baladi cited the local council of the district who said that “more than seven were killed and 20 injured, as a result of Russian targeting a gathering of displaced people in the village of Abu al-Fashafeesh, a village of Akirbat.”

Syria_GID reported that “17 civilians were killed by Russian warplanes bombing the town of Umm al-Fashavish with burning phosphorus”.

Al-Modon and Step News Agency reported that both the Syrian regime and Russia had carried out airstrikes in Hama on August 25th, however, the specific strikes in Al-Fashafeesh were attributed to Russia. The remaining sources agreed, all pointing to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 17
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • News reporting about the alleged Russian strikes in Abo Al-Fashafeesh on August 25th 2017, including footage from the scenes (via Jisirtv)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between August 1st - 31st 2017.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 17
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]