Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3873

Incident date

July 6, 2019

Location

مورك, Mourek, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Three civilians from one family, including an infant, were reportedly killed in alleged Russian airstrikes on Mourak, Hama governorate, on July 6th, 2019, according to local sources.

According to Syrian Network for Human Rights, “three civilians (a girl and her parents), were killed while grazing sheep as warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on the vicinity of Morek town in Hama governorate northern suburbs, on July 6th.”

Syria Civil Defense alleged that a “father, wife and son” were killed in the attack, while @so_ria98 names “Kanhar Mohamed El Wardi, his wife and his two months old daughter” as slain in the incident. The Syrian Human Rights Committee also reported that the child was a girl. According to @so_ria98, the family was displaced from the village of Krah. According to @HalabTodayTV, “others from the same family were injured.”

The Syrian Civil Defence in Hama reported: “Three civilians from one family were killed and a fourth injured as a result of a fire in his car after it was targeted by four airstrikes. Civil defence teams rushed to the place and worked to retrieve the bodies of the martyrs and deliver them to their families.” In addition, firefighting teams were aiming to distinguish the fire in the burning car.

Similarly, Step News stated that “Russian and Syrian warplanes launched several airstrikes on Saturday, on the towns of Mourak, Altamneh and Kafarzita in the northern Hama countryside, causing the deaths of three people and a number of wounded from the same family.”

All sources reported that Russia had been responsible for the strikes. Only Step News Agency mentioned the Syrian regime in a summary of events on July 6th, including airstrikes on Al Tamneh and Kafarzeita. Hence, the civilian harm status for this incident is graded as fair.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Image Caption: "Russian forces killed civilians from the same family in Morek town in Hama: three civilians (a girl and her parents), were killed while grazing sheep as fixed- wing warplanes we believe were Russian fired missiles on the vicinity of Mourak town in Hama governorate northern suburbs, on July 6th" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights).
  • Translation: “Three civilians from one family were killed and a fourth injured as a result of a fire in his car, after it was targeted by four air strikes. Civil defence teams rushed to the place and worked to retrieve the bodies of the martyrs and deliver them to their families, as well as the firefighting team. To extinguish the burning car and control the fire to prevent it from spreading to trees. #Mourek” (via @civil_hama).
  • Firefighters trying to extinguish a car on fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on Mourak, July 6th, 2019 (via @civil_hama).
  • A vehicle on fire after alleged Russian airstrikes on Mourak, July 6th, 2019 (via @civil_hama).
  • Syrian Civil Defence volunteers recovering the body of a victim after alleged Russian airstrikes on Mourak, July 6th, 2019 (via @civil_hama).
  • Kanhar Mohamed Al Wardi was killed alongside his wife and their baby daughter in alleged Russian airstrikes on Mourak on July 6th, 2019 (via Thamer Al Ali).

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
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (18) [ collapse]