Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3294

Incident date

March 17, 2018

Location

كفر نبودة, Kafar Nabouda, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.429388, 36.49078 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were reported injured in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime airstrikes on Kafr Nbouda in Hama, Syria on March 17th, 2018 according to local sources.

7al.net said that “four civilians were injured when Russian warplanes launched two missiles on the town of Kafar Nbouda (opposition-held in the northern countryside of Hama).”

“According to Enab Baladi, Kafr Nbouda “town was hit with four raids by Russian warplanes, leaving four lightly injured, in addition to material damage.”

SMART Agency said that “four civilians were wounded on Friday night by a bombardment of warplanes likely to be Russian on the town of Kfar Nabuda, 40 km northwest of Hama city in central Syria.” “Local activists said that the wounded were lightly injured and taken to a hospital in Idlib for treatment. They were wounded when the aircraft carried out four raids targeting residential neighborhoods, followed by artillery shelling of the regime forces from their surrounding locations.”

Enab baladi, Al Etihad Press, 7al.ent, Micro Syria, Step Agency and SMART Agency blamed Russia, while @B_ALHAMAWI blamed the Syrian regime for this incident.

 

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (7) [ 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, Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]