Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3625

Incident date

April 26–27, 2019

Location

العنكاوي, Al’inakwi in Sahl Al Ghab, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

According to Step News Agency, “two people were killed and a number were wounded in several Russian air raids on the village of Al Amqeya and an air raid on the village of Al’inakawi in Sahal Al Ghab in the western countryside of Hama.”

On April 27th, the White Helmets reported: “The death of martyrs and the occurrence of several casualties, with people missing under the rubble, after night air raids by Russian warplanes on civilian houses in #Al Amqeya and Al’inakawi in the countryside of Hama.” Qasioun News explicitly stated there had been no reports of civilian casualties in Al’inakawi.

However, Orient News pointed to both the regime and Russia, reporting that “the planes of Russia allied to the sectarian militia Assad launched raids on Friday [Arpil 16th] on the village of Al’inakawi in Sahl Al Ghab, and the village of Tal Hawash in the northern Hama, killing seven civilians.”

Horrya pointed to the regime, reporting that “Al-Assad forces shelled Al’inakawi village in Sahl Al Ghab, around the village of Al Karakat in Jabal Shashbo, and in the villages of Haskariya and Al Samah, north of Hama.”

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 7
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on al Amqeya or Al'inakwi in Sahl Al Ghab, April 27th. (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on al Amqeya or Al'inakwi in Sahl Al Ghab, April 27th. (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on al Amqeya or Al'inakwi in Sahl Al Ghab, April 27th. (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on al Amqeya or Al'inakwi in Sahl Al Ghab, April 27th. (via White Helmets)
  • Translation: 'Russian warplanes targeting the village of Al Enkawi in the West Hama'
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Al’inakwi in Sahl Al Ghab.
  • More images of aftermath of an alleged Russian strike on Al’inakwi in Sahl Al Ghab.
  • Translation: "The death of martyrs and the occurrence of several casualties and missing under the rubble of night air raids by Russian warplanes on civilian houses in # Al-Amqyya and Al’inakwi in the countryside of Hama, mid-night, the civil defense teams worked to evacuate the martyrs and transport the injured and secure the target sites and extinguish a fire in one of the houses As a result of raids" (via Syrian Civil Defence).

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 7
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]