Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3756

Incident date

June 3, 2019

Location

العنكاوي, Al Ankawi, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

A man was reported killed when Russian and Syrian regime forces allegedly struck Al-Ankawi village in Sahl al-Ghab northwest of Ham with heavy artillery and rocket shelling.

According to Shaam News, “the rebels targeted the positions of the Assad forces at Hama military airport with Grad missiles in response to the shelling of civilians in the villages of Idlib and Hama”.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the victim as Khalifa al Salima, however they said he was killed as a result of shelling in Al-Qahera village in Sahl Al-Ghab on the same day. Airwars research didn’t find any reported deaths in Al-Qahera village on that day, so possibly Khalida al Salima was killed in Al-Ankawi village.

No other details are known at this time.

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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

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
    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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]