Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3651

Incident date

May 3, 2019

Location

باب الطاقة, Bab Al Taqa, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was wounded when alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes hit the village of Bab Al Taqa, west of Hama, on May 3rd, 2019, local media reported.

Smart News Agency wrote that, according to activists, “a civilian was wounded by Russian airstrikes on the village of Bab Al Taqa, west of Hama.”

@addouniatv noted that  “units of the army destroyed the mechanisms and gatherings of terrorist groups in the Bab al Taka and Alsermaina rural West Hama”.

Al Hayat also reported that dens of terrorist groups were targeted in the morning, resulting in the “elimination of a number of terrorists, and the destruction of mechanisms and platforms for firing missiles.”

Al Jazeera shared a video of a man finding the body of his friend “Walid”. It is unclear if the victim is a civilian.

Other sources reported barrel bombing from helicopters as well as artillery shelling. Baladi News blamed both Russia and the Syrian regime for the shelling.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (26) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: "Walid. He found a martyr in the bombing of Russian-Assad terrorism on the village of Bab Al- Taqa in Hama countryside" (via Shaam News Network).
  • Translation: "Targeting the village of Bab Al Taqa in the northern suburb of Hama, with an explosive barrel thrown by helicopters belonging to the regime forces, causing heavy damage and destruction to civilian houses" (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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    2

Sources (26) [ collapse]