Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS936

Incident date

June 25, 2016

Location

خربة العمقية, Kharbat al A'mika, Hama, Syria

Geolocation

35.5724474, 36.3857108 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to local reports, an alleged Russian airstrike on Kharbat al-A’mika killed between three and 11 civilians and wounded a number others.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that the airstrike killed one entire family: “The bombing on the village (…) resulted in the killing of five individuals from the same family [four children and one woman]”. It should also be noted that the Syrian News Network claimed that cluster bombs were used in the attacks.

@ALAMAWI put the death toll at 11, but like a number of other sources didn’t identify the culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 11
  • (3–5 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    A photograph from SN4HR report - image also used on Il Ibzimo 19th June incident - therefore unsure of legitimacy. (via SN4HR

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between June 1st – 31st 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 11
  • (3–5 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]