Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3684

Incident date

May 8, 2019

Location

الزكاة, Al Zakat, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

A young civilian male from the town of Latamna was killed by Russian or regime air or artillery strikes on Al Zakat in Hama on May 8th, 2019, according to local sources.

@HalabTodayTV wrote that “a young man from the town of Al Latamneh was killed by artillery shelling on the village of Zakat in the northern countryside of Hama”. The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the victim as Fawaz Abdo al Saleh, blaming the regime for his death.

Smart News Agency wrote that, according to local activists, the artillery shelling came from a Russian base north of the city of Mahrada.

Sources were conflicted whether the man was killed by a Russian airstrike or artillery fired by the regime or Russia. However, most sources blamed regime artillery.

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 man)
  • 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

Sources (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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

Sources (11) [ collapse]