Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3721

Incident date

May 26, 2019

Location

مورك, Morek, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

A young man was killed in alleged Russian or Syrian regime artillery strikes on agricultural land near Morek, in the northern Hama countryside, on May 26th, 2019, according to local sources.

Halfaya Media Center reported the death of the young man Taher Suleiman Al Ahmad, who died “as a result of being targeted by artillery shells while working on agricultural lands near Morek.”

The Violations Documentation Center of Syria wrote that Al Ahmad had been targeted by artillery shells coming from Russian forces at the Kabari Camp. The Syrian Civil Defence, however, blamed the Syrian regime for the death of a man near Morek.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee reported that Al Ahmad died in the airstrikes on the city of Ma’arat Al Numan on May 26th. All other sources, however, reported that the victim died near Morek.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Translation: “Four civilians were killed and others injured as a result of the continued escalation of the regime forces in the towns and villages of Hama, where two martyrs were killed in the city of Latamna, one on the outskirts of the city trying to extinguish the fires in the agricultural land, while a man rose in the city of Kafr Zeita and a man in Morek. Civil Defence teams assist the civilian population and respond to their appeals in all regions” (via Syrian Civil Defence).
  • Translation: “The youth Taher Suleiman Al Ahmad was elevated as a result of being targeted by artillery shells while working on agricultural lands near Morek, in the northern Hama countryside” (via Halfaya Media Center).

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
    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 (4) [ collapse]