Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3139

Incident date

March 2, 2018

Location

الحويجة, Al Hwaija, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.51887, 36.36666 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

As many as three civilians were killed – including a pregnant woman – and three others were wounded, in airstrikes on Al Hwaija, according to local media. Sources blamed both the Syrian regime and Russia for the strikes.

A man and a pregnant woman were included in the death toll. However, the man named by the Violations Documentation Centre is listed as a non-civilian. It is unclear whether or not these are the same man. The combatant is named as “Ahmad Muhammad Daheinah”.

Some sources named “warplanes” only, however others blamed Russia and the regime as belligerents.

There are no other details at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    Ahmad Muhammad Daheinah, named as a non civilian, killed in airstrikes, 2nd March 2018. (via VDC)
  • Ahmad Muhammad Daheinah, named as a non civilian, killed in airstrikes, 2nd March 2018. (via VDC)
  • Ahmad Muhammad Daheinah, named as a non civilian, killed in airstrikes, 2nd March 2018. (via North Syria latest news)

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]