Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3650

Incident date

May 3, 2019

Location

البويب, Al Bouyib, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Up to two civilians were killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Al Bouyib in Jabal Shahshab on May 3rd, 2019, according to local sources. Two others were reportedly injured.

According to Step News Agency, one civilian was killed, while Smart News Agency put the death toll at two civilians and added that two other civilians were wounded. In another post, Smart wrote that a woman and another male civilian had been “seriously injured” in the strikes.

Syrian Mosaic reported that the airstrikes targeted the village, northwest of Hama, in the morning with a number of high-explosive missiles, killing one civilian and wounding three others. @HalabTodayTV, among other sources, reported that a young man died.

The Syrian Civil Defence posted a video of the moment their volunteers recovered the body of a young man.

All sources blamed Russia for the airstrikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
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    Translation: "The moment to recover the body of young man who was killed after an air raid targeting the village of Al Bouyib in Jabal Shahshbo" (via Syrian Civil Defence).

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 – 2
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]