Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3932

Incident date

July 21, 2019

Location

مورك, Mourek, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians were killed and at least one civilian was injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime air or artillery strikes on the city of Mourek, Hama governorate, on July 21st, 2019, according to local sources.

@Step_Agency reported that “four civilians were killed and another injured when the city of Mourek in the northern countryside of Hama was targeted by air raids from the Russian airlines”.

@syr_television tweeted that “four displaced civilians were killed in an airstrike on Mourek in Hama countryside.” @HalabTodayTV also reported that four civilians were killed and added that an unknown number of others were wounded.

According to @OrientNews, five Russian and Syrian regime planes bombed Mourek and Kafar Zeita. @suriye_u_a_dr, among other sources, solely blamed Russia for the strikes.

@shabablatamni was the only source reporting artillery strikes, mentioning “artillery shelling of the Russian camp in the village of Kabaria on the city of Mourek in the northern Hama countryside.”

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
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]

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
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (8) [ collapse]