Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2649

Incident date

October 20, 2017

Location

مويلح شمالية, Muweleh Shimaliya, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.33961, 37.143767 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

An entire family of four were killed when an airstrike hit their home in the night in Muweleh Shimaliya, local media said. Sources all blamed Russian warplanes for the airstrikes.

It is unclear whether this strike occurred on the 19th or 20th of October. Images suggest it occurred during the night.

Other civilians were reportedly wounded, but no specific numbers were given.

Many of the wounded were allegedly in a critical condition, and some were transported to hospital or other medical facilities to receive treatment.

Images show members of the family being pulled up from the rubble following “two raids on their home”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Civilian victims being pulled from the rubble which was their home following airstrikes in Muweleh Shimaliya, 20th October 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Civilian victims being pulled from the rubble which was their home following airstrikes in Muweleh Shimaliya, 20th October 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
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    Civilian victims being pulled from the rubble which was their home following airstrikes in Muweleh Shimaliya, 20th October 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)
  • Civilian victims being pulled from the rubble which was their home following airstrikes in Muweleh Shimaliya, 20th October 2017. (via @SyriaCivilDefe)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]