Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2810

Incident date

December 22, 2017

Location

الحمراء, Al-Hamraa, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.312508, 37.085039 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Eight civilians, including children and women, were reportedly injured as warplanes, possible belonging to Russia, carried out airstrikes in Al-Hamraa, Hama, local media reported.

While the sources agreed that the strikes, that took place during the night, wounded up to eight civilians, they were not clear in terms of culpability.

Step News Agency was the only source that identified Russia as the responsible party, while the remaining sources merely referred to “warplanes” and unidentified “air raids”.

The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Footage of the aftermath of the contested incident in al-Hamraa, Hama, December 22nd, 2017, where the civil defence is rescuing wounded civilians (via Syrian Civil Defense Center Hama)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced being active in unspecified parts of Syria until December 11th, 2017.




Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]