Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2527

Incident date

September 25, 2017

Location

المويلح, Al Moweleh, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.26888, 37.4695 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians were killed and five others were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes against the village of al Moweleh in northeastern Hama, according to local activists. All of those that were killed and wounded were from the same family.

Activists with Smart News reported that the villages of northeastern Hama were targeted by Russian planes.

Smart News was the only source to report on the incident and at the time of reporting, the Civil Defense teams were still removing victims from the rubble and transporting survivors that may have been in critical condition in ambulances.

Alaraby reported that “After midnight, Syrian warplanes carried out a second cluster bomb explosion in the northern village of Muwailah, killing two people and five wounded from one family.” They were the only source to attribute blame to the regime.

Shadadi Media Centre reported that the “Coalition targeted two members of Daesh members of religious police. They were riding motorcycles and were instantly killed.”

Airwars researches have noted that the chances are, this incident is unrelated, however it is unusually coincidental how the reportage shows the same date, the same umber of deaths and the same village. Despite this, village is in al hassaka and the one here is Hama so probably totally unrelated.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (5) [ 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
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]