Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3648

Incident date

May 3, 2019

Location

جب سليمان, Jab Suleiman, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

On the morning of May 3rd, alleged Russian airstrikes struck different areas in Sahl Al Ghab and Jabal Shashbu in the western countryside of Hama, local sources reported. Between one and five civilians were reported killed in the village of Jib Sulaiman in Jabal Shaheshbo, including up to two women.

@IdlibPlus reported the death of one woman and blamed Russia. HalabTodayTV wrote that “the shelling with heavy machine guns from warplanes on the village of Jeb Sulaiman, west of Hama, killed a girl”, but did not identify the belligerent.

Qasioun News reported that one civilian had been killed.

According to @AJA_Syria, “five civilians were killed, including two women, and others were seriously injured in a bombing by Russian aircraft targeting the villages of Qulidin and Jab Suleiman.”

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 5
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]

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
    1 – 5
  • (1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (14) [ collapse]