Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS939

Incident date

June 25, 2016

Location

الخربة‬, Al Khirba (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

Local sources reported the deaths of up to 11 civilians, including five children, in airstrikes on the two villages of Al Khirba and Al A’lkamiya.

It is contested with the Syrian Regime by one source, Arabi21, however most sources, attributed the strike to Russia.

LCCSY named five of the killed civilians, including four children.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Khatoun Hussein 39 years old killed
  • Ammar 14 years old killed
  • Muhammad Al Hussein 8 years old male killed
  • Rahaf Al Hussein 5 years old killed
  • Saja Al Hussein 4 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 11
  • (4–5 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]

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.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 11
  • (4–5 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (15) [ collapse]