Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3559

Incident date

September 9, 2018

Location

بلدات متعددة في حماة, Several towns in Hama, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that a number of civilians were killed and injured in a group of towns in Hama on September 9th, 2018 as a result of Russian forces and Syrian regime operations there.

Shaam Network reported “The Russian planes, the warlords and the helicopter continued to launch heavy air raids on the cities and towns of the province amid artillery and missile attacks. [] While the cities of Qal’t Al Madiq,Al Arba’in, Al Sakher, Al Jisat,M’arbaka, Myadan Ghazal, Al Huwayz, Al Twina, Bab Al Taqqa, Al Hamra, Al Karkat and Al Shari’a in northern and western countryside were targets of artillery and missile bombing.”

Rozana said “Civilians were killed and injured as a result of the resumption of the Syrian regime and Russia’s bombing attacks on the towns of rural Idlib and Hama, after the failure of the tripartite summit (Russia, Iran and Turkey) around Idlib.” A source from Syrian Civil Defence told Rozana that “”the aerial bombardment resulted in the death of a number of civilians, including children, and the wounding of others in towns including Habit, Khan Sheikhoun and Abdin in the southern Idlib countryside, Kafr Zita, Qalaat al-Madiq and other villages in Hama countryside.”

Local sources said that also a militant who belongs to the National Liberation Front was killed in these attacks.

@ahmad589199 tweeted images of a Syrian Civil Defence volunteer carrying a wounded child.

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
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Leader of the National Liberation Front, Khaled al-Hassan Abu al-Walid Karnaz was killed due to the artillery shelling of the regime on the road linking the Qalat al-Mudhiq and Jabal Shahshabo. (via @omar_alhalaby).
  • The military leader of the Ahrar al-Sham movement, Abu al-Walid Kurnaz, was killed after a shell landed near his car on the Karakat junction. (via @fadihussein8).
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Leader of the National Liberation Front, Khaled al-Hassan Abu al-Walid Karnaz was killed due to the artillery shelling of the regime on the road linking the Qalat al-Mudhiq and Jabal Shahshabo. (via @omar_alhalaby).
  • Leader of the National Liberation Front, Khaled al-Hassan Abu al-Walid Karnaz was killed due to the artillery shelling of the regime on the road linking the Qalat al-Mudhiq and Jabal Shahshabo. (via @omar_alhalaby).

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
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (16) [ collapse]