Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3630

Incident date

April 29, 2019

Location

الحواش, Al Hawwash, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Civilians were wounded in alleged Russia or regime air or artillery strikes on Al Hawwash, local media reported.

Halab Today TV, reported that an unknown number of civilians were injured in a Russian airstrike on the village of Hawwash in the western suburb of Hama.

However, a number of other sources blamed barrel bombing by the Assad regime. According to Horrya, “Assad’s forces targeted the houses of civilians in the village of Hawash, west of Hama, injuring three civilians from one family”

@Wesal_TV tweeted a video showing “a young Syrian documenting horrific moments from inside his house with his family, during the bombing with explosive barrel on the village of Hawash.”

Smart added that the barrel bombing led to the “main road of the plain of Al-Ghab to be cut off. ”

Aletihadpress said that 10 explosive barrels were dropped by the regime.

 

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
    2–3
  • 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

Sources (13) [ 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
    2–3
  • 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

Sources (13) [ collapse]