Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2526

Incident date

September 25–26, 2017

Location

منطقة الرهجان, al Rahjan, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.40476, 37.42951 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least three civilians from one family were killed and six others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes against the al Rahjan area in northeastern Hama, according to local activists.

Activists with Smart News reported that the villages of northeastern Hama were targeted by Russian planes. Smart News reported that Civil Defence teams were still removing victims from the rubble and transporting survivors that may have been in critical condition in ambulances.

One source reported that “the helicopters of the regime explosive barrels ” were fired onto the vicinity.

Another reported that “Helicopters are targeting the villages of Al-Rajhan, Umm Miyal and Shakusiya, in the eastern Hama countryside, with more than 10 explosive barrels leaving dead and wounded”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Rahaf Khaled Hamadin Child female killed
  • Amina Khaled al Qasoum Adult female killed
  • Reham Khalaf Hamadin Child female killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    Civilians are dug out of the rubble in the aftermath of the airstrikes, 25th Sept 2017. (via Ahmad Raad)

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
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]