Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS3988

Incident date

August 1, 2019

Location

مورك, Mourek , Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed and up to three civilians were injured in alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Mourek, Hama, on August 1st, 2019, according to local sources.

@IdlibPlus tweeted that “a civilian was killed as a result of the targeting of Russian warplanes by the city of Mourek in the northern suburbs of Hama by air raids.”

The Syria Civil Defence stated that “a man was injured by the targeting of the city of Mourek in the countryside of Hama, by explosive barrels at noon today”, adding that their teams were at the site.

According to@OrientNews, “three civilians were injured due to the barrel bombing of the city of Mourek, Hama.” @Step_Agency reported one injured civilian.

@NagiNajjar blamed the Syrian regime for the strikes, writing that “the regime’s warplanes and helicopters bombard with vacuum missiles and barrel bombs the city of Morek in the northern Hama countryside.” @syrian191124 also blamed the Syrian regime, while other sources reported Russia as the belligerent of the strikes.

The incident occured around midday.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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, Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Image Caption: "A man was injured by the targeting of the city of Morek in the countryside of Hama, by the explosive barrel at noon today, our teams were there with the civilians." (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Translation: “The regime's warplanes and helicopters bombard with vacuum missiles and barrel bombs the city of Morek in the northern Hama countryside” (via @NagiNajjar).
  • Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Mourek, Hama governorate, on August 1st, 2019 (via @NagiNajjar).
  • Translation: “The warplanes of the Assad gangs and helicopters bombard with vacuum missiles and barrel bombs the city of Morek in the northern Hama countryside” (via @syrian191124).
  • Alleged Russian or Syrian regime airstrikes on Mourek, Hama governorate, on August 1st, 2019 (via @syrian191124).

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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, Unknown, Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (9) [ collapse]