Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2479

Incident date

September 20, 2017

Location

الصهرية, al Sahariya, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.482252, 36.429291 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between one and two civilians, including a woman and her daughter, were killed and at least two others, children, were wounded in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes against the village of al Sahariya in the northern Hama countryside, according to local sources.

Reporters Without Borders said that the airstrikes caused the destruction of a house and the victims of the airstrikes were a mother and daughter from the same family. Civil defense teams rushed in to help the victims following the airstrikes.

Conflicting reports were given as to who was responsible for carrying out the airstrikes. While the majority of sources, including Al Araby News and Radio Al Kul, blamed Russian planes for carrying out the airstrikes, Smart News identified the regime as responsible.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, “a girl and her mother, IDPs from Rasm al Awabed village in Hama governorate eastern suburbs, killed in Syrian-Russian Alliance warplanes missiles fired on al Sehriya village in Hama governorate northwestern suburbs, September 20, 2017.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ 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
    1 – 2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]