Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3674

Incident date

May 7, 2019

Location

الزكاة, Al Zakat, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

A woman named Sabah Al Hamidi was alleged killed by artillery shelling in the village of Zakat, north of Hama. Smart News and Step News blamed Russia, while the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Syrian regime

SY 24, Syria TV, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said that the regime was responsible for the woman’s death.

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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (41) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Translation: 'heavy artillery and missile shelling targeted the Zakat village north of Hama'
  • A news report which mentions the death of a woman in shelling of Al Zakat, May 7th.
  • The aftermath of an alleged Russian strike in Hama, though it's unclear if the location shown is Al Zakat (via Sada)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian 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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (41) [ collapse]