Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2882

Incident date

January 10, 2018

Location

مورك, Mourk, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.3729476, 36.6820998 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A civilian was killed an an unspecified number of civilians were injured in air and artillery strikes by both Syrian regime and Russian forces, according to sources on the ground. Sources disputed as to who was to blame.

According to Smart News, “Russian-made air strikes targeted the town of Morak, killing one civilian and injuring another, coinciding with an artillery bombardment of the regime’s forces from their positions around the city.

RFS added that “Al-Assad military aircraft used high-explosive rockets and vacuum bombs, causing severe damage to civilian property.”

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Planes which struck the vicinity and the exact moment they bombed Mourk, 10th Jan 2018. (via Step News Agency)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]