Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3286

Incident date

March 16, 2018

Location

الحويجة, Al Hawaija, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes targeted several areas in the village of Al Hawija, which is located on the Al Ghab plains in Hama province. An unknown number of civilians was reportedly injured.

Step News Agency reported that “several people were injured as a result of Russian raids targeting the village of Hawija west of Hama”. Other sources reported that there had been no casualties.

Twitter user @Abdalrhman_ma94 said there was a cemetery among the targeted areas.

Enab Baladi wrote that the Syrian regime with support of Russia was responsible for the airstrikes, while most sources pointed at Russia as the belligerent.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

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 status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]