Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3647

Incident date

May 2–3, 2019

Location

قليدين, Qulidine, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

An alleged Russian airstrike struck a house in the village of Qaleidin in Sahl Al Ghab  in the western countryside of Hama on the morning of May 3rd.

According to local sources, between four and five civilians were killed including two women. While most sources reported on four civilians, Baladi News put the death toll at a total of five.

Three or four civilians were reported wounded, among whom two were children. Baladi News claimed three wounded, although the Syrian Civil Defense forces reported it rescued four from the rubble. Among the wounded were two children, according to Step News.

The incident occured at 2:00 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (8) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense teams at the scene after an alleged Russian airstrike struck the village of Qaleedin on the night between May 2nd and 3rd (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on Qulidine, May 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on Qulidine, May 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on Qulidine, May 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • The White Helmets attend the scene of an alleged Russian airstrike on Qulidine, May 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • Translation: "four civilians, including two women, were killed and several others were injured as a result of Russian warplanes targeting the village of Qulidin in the plain of Al-Ghab in the countryside of Hama this morning with air raids."
  • Aftermath of alleged Russian airstrikes on Qulidin on May 3rd, 2019. (via @IdlibPlus)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (24) [ collapse]