Russian Military in Syria

A Russian combat aircraft at Khmeimim airbase in Syria being prepared for action. (Russian Ministry of Defence)

Belligerent
Russian military
Country
Syria
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Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

R3581

Incident date

June 13, 2019

Location

مورك, Mourek, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reported killed in artillery shelling on Mourek, Hama, on June 13th.

Shaam News stated that “Russian and Assad  warplanes launched dozens of air raids accompanied by heavy artillery and missile attacks on [a number of] towns and villages”, and cited the death of one civilian in Mourek

Meanwhile, Step News Agency did not positively attribute blame for the shelling, and two other sources named the Syrian regime as the belligerent responsible for the attack.

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    A man killed in artillery shelling on Mourek, Hama, June 13th (via Syria Civil Defense)

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3580

Incident date

June 13, 2019

Location

خان السبل, Khan Al Subul, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One child was reported killed in airstrikes on Khan Al Subul, Idlib, on June 13th.

One source, Syrian Network for Human Rights, stated that the fatality was a child, and named him as Orman Dabbas.

Furthermore, Local Coordination Committee for Syria referred to “several wounded” in the incident, Shahba Press named “wounded civilians”, and Syria Civil Defense alleged one wounded in the attack.

While four sources attributed the airstrike to the Syrian regime, four other sources did not positively attribute blame. Meanwhile, Ariha Today named Russia as the belligerent responsible for the attack, and Shaam News refereed to both the Syrian regime and Russia in reporting the incident.

According to Shaam News, “despite Russia’s announcement of a 72-hour truce, Russian and ِAssad warplanes continued to launch dozens of air strikes, accompanied by heavy artillery and rocket fire on [a number of] cities and towns”, and cites, among other casualties and locations, “a martyr in Khan Al Subul.”

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    Caption translation: "A civilian and one other were injured as a result of the targeting of six missiles by the regime's military aircraft" (via Syria Civil Defense)
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    Caption translation: "A civilian and one other were injured as a result of the targeting of six missiles by the regime's military aircraft" (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: "A civilian and one other were injured as a result of the targeting of six missiles by the regime's military aircraft" (via Syria Civil Defense)
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    Caption translation: "A civilian and one other were injured as a result of the targeting of six missiles by the regime's military aircraft" (via Syria Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: "A martyr was killed and a man wounded in an air raid on the town of Khan Al Subul south of Idlib" (via Edlib Media Center)
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    Caption translation: "A martyr was killed and a man wounded in an air raid on the town of Khan Al Subul south of Idlib" (via Edlib Media Center)
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    Caption translation: "A martyr was killed and a man wounded in an air raid on the town of Khan Al Subul south of Idlib" (via Edlib Media Center)
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    Caption translation: "A martyr was killed and a man wounded in an air raid on the town of Khan Al Subul south of Idlib" (via Edlib Media Center)

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3579

Incident date

June 13, 2019

Location

جوزف, Jozef , Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

One child was reported killed in airstrikes on Jozef, Idlib, on June 13th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights named the child killed as Mamoun Yousef al Zain.

According to Shaam News, “despite Russia’s announcement of a 72-hour truce, Russian and ِAssad warplanes continued to launch dozens of air strikes, accompanied by heavy artillery and rocket fire on [a number of] cities and towns”, and cites, among other casualties and locations, the death of a child in Jozef.

Three sources attribute the strike to the Syrian regime.

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Mamoun Yousef al Zain, killed in airstrikes on Jozef, Idlib, on June 13th (via Syrian Network for Human rights)

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3578

Incident date

June 13, 2019

Location

موقا, Mouka, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources reported that four civilians were killed in airstrikes on Mouka, Idlib, on June 13th.

According to numerous sources, one of those killed was a woman.

@so_ria98 named the fatalities as Abdul Rahman Shaaban Al Atrash, Samer Abdel-Alaal, Mashhour al-Hamoud, and Aziza Al-Ahmad, a displaced woman from Souran. According tot his source, Sulaiman Al Sourani was injured in the strike.

Shaam News stated that “despite Russia’s announcement of a 72-hour truce, Russian and ِAssad warplanes continued to launch dozens of air strikes, accompanied by heavy artillery and rocket fire on [a number of] cities and towns”, and cites, among other casualties and locations, “four martyrs in Mouka.”

Step News also reported the onslaught of attacks, yet did not positively attribute blame, referring to “the warplanes intensive raids” on various locations, referring to “many civilians injured”,  as well as four fatalities in Mouka.

Four sources documented the use of cluster munitions in the air strike.

Eight sources named the Syrian regime as the belligerent responsible for the attack, and two sources named both Russia and Syria in reporting the incident. Meanwhile, two other sources did not positively attribute blame.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image caption: "Remnants of a cluster munition fired by Syrian regime on Mouqa village in Idlib" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3577

Incident date

June 11, 2019

Location

حاس, Hass, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources reported that two civilians were killed in airstrikes on Hass, Idlib, June 11th.

Four sources stated that both of those killed were women, and Local Coordination Committee for Syria also alleged that a “number” were wounded in the incident.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “two women from the same family were killed” in the incident.

While three sources attributed the strikes to the Syrian regime, two others also named Russian forces alongside the regime in reporting of the incident.

Smart News reported that “two women were killed and others were wounded on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, by aerial bombardment of warplanes in the town of Hass near Idlib, northern Syria. Local activists told “Smart” that the warplanes bombed the village, killing two women and wounding several other civilians in addition to the destruction of a number of houses in the village.”

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Video caption translation: "Two women were killed and others were wounded on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, by aerial bombardment of warplanes in the town of Hass near Idlib, northern Syria. Local activists told "Smart" that the warplanes bombed the village, killing two women and wounding several other civilians in addition to the destruction of a number of houses in the village."

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3576

Incident date

June 11, 2019

Location

كفرعين, Kfarein, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Five to seven civilians were reported killed in airstrikes on Kfarein, Idlib, on June 11th.

While the Local Coordination Committee for Syria reported “five martyrs and four wounded, including women and children” in the attack, Syria Civil Defense and Syria.liveuamap cited seven fatalities.

Also reporting “at least five” fatalities, as “missiles were fired on the residential neighbourhoods in Kfarein village,” Syrian Network for Human Rights alleged that of those killed, one was a woman.

Three sources attributed the airstrikes to the Syrian regime, while one other source named Russian forces alongside the Syrian regime in reporting the incident. Meanwhile, one other source did not positively attribute blame.

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    5–7
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    5–7
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3575

Incident date

June 11, 2019

Location

طبيش, Tbeesh, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources report the death of a child in airstrikes on a school in Tbeesh, Idlib, June 11th.

Syrian Network for Human Rights claimed that regime forces “fired a missile on Tbeesh Primary School , killing Omar Bassam al Hasan.

Both Syrian Network for Human Rights and Step News Agency stated that the school was damaged in the attack.

Smart News and Local Coordination Committee for Syria also alleged the wounding of others in the incident.

While the majority of sources attributed the attack to the Syrian regime, Shaam News also referred to Russian forces in the reporting of the airstrikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R3573

Incident date

June 11, 2019

Location

الزربة, Al Zirba, Aleppo , Syria

Airwars assessment

A single source reported that three civilians were killed as a result of heavy artillery in Al Zirba, Aleppo, June 11th.

Syria Civil Defense stated that “a woman and her two children were killed in Al Zirba” in discussion of “a new escalation of the Syrian regime and Russian occupation over the majority of areas in the Syrian north.”

No other information is known at this time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]

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

  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 children1 woman)
  • Airwars grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (1) [ collapse]