Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2502

Incident date

September 24, 2017

Location

سلمية, Salamiya, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.012175, 37.053022 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least four civilians, including a woman and her three children, were killed and others, including two children, were wounded in airstrikes against the neighbourhoods of Salamiya east of Hama in central Syria, according to local sources.

Many sources, such as Smart News Agency, did not identify who was responsible for carrying out the airstrikes. Airwars researches believe that either Russia, the Syrian regime or ISIS were responsible for the raids which killed civilians. The town was under the control of the Syrian regime so researches have suggested it was unlikely to be Russian or regime.

Four dead civilians were taken to the hospital, including two children, in addition to three wounded, two of them seriously injured by the shrapnel of rocket shells – according to an Al-alam tv report. They also reported the attacks were from Da’esh.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (3 children1 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
    Unknown, Islamic State (ISIS)

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • The moment the strike hit, 24th September 2017. (via Elnashra)

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Islamic State (ISIS) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Islamic State (ISIS)
  • Islamic State (ISIS) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (3 children1 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
    Unknown, Islamic State (ISIS)

Sources (4) [ collapse]