Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2554

Incident date

September 28, 2017

Location

سهل الروجبلدة الحمو , Hamou town in al Roj plain in the Idlib western countryside, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.882374, 36.468773 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and eight civilians including women and children were killed and up to 15 other non-combatants wounded after an alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrike on the village of al Hamou on September 28th, according to local sources.

Most sources reported seven or eight people killed, whereas the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported only three killed.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) blamed the Syrian regime for the strike, while other sources attributed the airstrike to Russian warplanes. SN4HR also reported four children and three women among the dead.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 8
  • (3–4 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Seven civilians were killed and 10 others injured in the village of al Hamou in rural Idlib, as a result of the bombing of Russian warplanes."
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    A child killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Hamou town in al Roj plain, Sept 28th (via Mostafa Al Ahmad)
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    A child killed in an alleged Russian airstrike on Hamou town in al Roj plain, Sept 28th (via Mostafa Al Ahmad)

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 – 8
  • (3–4 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–15
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]