Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3580

Incident date

January 23, 2019

Location

مورك, Mourek, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.3729476, 36.6820998 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two women were wounded by alleged Russian or Syrian regime artillery shelling on Mourek, 27 kilometres north of Hama, on January 23rd, according to local media.

Smart News Agency reported that two women had been injured by artillery shelling on the city of Mourek. Ahmad Makhad, from the media department with the Syrian Civil Defence, stated that “the Russian troops stationed in the camp of the village of Kubaybat al Huda targeted the city with heavy artillery, wounding two women lightly. [The women] were taken to a nearby medical point.”

While most sources blamed Russia, Baladi reported: “Regime forces used artillery and rocket launchers on the towns and villages of Kafrzita and Altamna and Mourek and Janaibah and Mork and Hawiz, resulting in the injury of a number of civilians”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ 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
    Artillery
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (4) [ collapse]