Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3555

Incident date

September 9, 2018

Location

الزكاة, Al Zakat, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.3406492, 36.5770697 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Civilians were reportedly wounded by alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes on the headquarters of militants in the town of Al Zakat, Hama governorate, on September 9th, 2018, according to local sources.

Shaam News Network reported “a number of wounded in the city of Latamina and the villages of Hassraya, Al Sayyad and Al Zakat”, as the result of Russian air and artillery shelling. SNN did not specify how many civilians were injured in Al Zakat.

@now_damascus reported that the Syrian army had targeted the headquarters of an armed group in the town of Al Zakat with a surface-to-surface missile.

The Local Coordination Committees of Syria, @spc_fr and @MasarPressNet reported Russian air raids on the village.

Only Shaam News Network reported civilian casualties. Hence, the civilian harm status for this incident is weak, whereas the strike status graded as contested.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]