At least five civilians were killed and as many as dozens more were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Al Amqeya in Sahl Al Ghab in Hama on the night of April 26th, local media reported.
The lowest death count was given by Step New Agency at two civilians – though two sources named five fatalities. According to @yamama_sh22, “an entire family were under the rubble”, while @ibraheem890 reported “the martyrdom of an entire family”. Several sources reported the names of five fatalities. 17-year-old Taher Al Soua’an was among the victims.
The White Helmets reported that it had worked until dawn to retrieve victims. The highest death count was put at six by @alaraby_ar.
The Smart News Agency published an image of a house “destroyed on Saturday 27th April 2019, as a result of an aerial bombardment by Russia targeting the village”. Smart added that “Russian warplanes launched raids on residential areas in the village, killing five civilians and injuring two men and one woman, who were taken to a nearby hospital in the area.”
According to Syrian Mosaic’s correspondent in Hama, “Russian warplanes launched two double-rocket attacks on the houses of civilians in the village of Al Amqaya in Sahel of Al Ghab.”
All sources pointed to Russia as the responsible belligerent.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Ahmed Khaled Al Taher 40 years old male killed
- Yazan Akkawi 27 years old male killed
- Fayeq Al Sheikh 40 years old killed
- Diaa’ Ismail 19 years old killed
- Taher Al Soua’an 17 years old killed