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
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

R4318

Incident date

June 13, 2021

Location

مرعيان, Mara’yan, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least 4 civilians, a woman and three children, were injured in alleged Russian or regime artillery shelling on Mara’yan village on June 13, 2021.

According to Macro Media Center, “a woman and her three children were injured as a result of artillery shelling by Assad’s gangs and Russian militias targeting a civilian house in Mara’an village”.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (2) [ 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

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4315

Incident date

June 12, 2021

Location

سرجة, Sarja, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one man was injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the village of Sarja on June 12, 2021.

According to Syrian Civil Defense, “the village of Sarja was subjected to similar raids, which resulted in the injury of a man.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: The moment Russian warplanes targeted with missiles the vicinity of the town of Sarja in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib (Image posted by Macro Media Center)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4314

Incident date

June 12, 2021

Location

منطف, Mantaf, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a woman, was killed and seven others were wounded in alleged Russian airstrikes on Mantaf on June 12, 2021.

According to Syrian Civil Defense, “the killing of a woman and the wounding of 7 civilians, including 3 children, in Russian air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods in the village of Mantef”. They also added that “while the mother is in intensive care, her fetus dies before he comes to her, as a result of being hit by shrapnel of a guided missile from the Russian warplanes.

Syrian Network for Human Rights reported “a 16-year-old girl, named as Safaa Abboud was killed, along with the unborn baby of Samaher Muhammad Barakat, while six other civilians were injured when fixed-wing warplanes which we believed were Russian fired missiles on houses in the outskirts of Mentef village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate on June 12. SNHR has received assurances that the unborn baby’s mother, named above, is alive and is receiving treatment in a hospital in Idlib governorate.”

All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Russia.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Safaa Abboud 16 years old female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Caption translation: The killing of a woman and the wounding of 7 civilians, including 3 children, in Russian air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods in the village of Mantef, near the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, this afternoon, Saturday, June 12. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The killing of a woman and the wounding of 7 civilians, including 3 children, in Russian air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods in the village of Mantef, near the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, this afternoon, Saturday, June 12. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The killing of a woman and the wounding of 7 civilians, including 3 children, in Russian air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods in the village of Mantef, near the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, this afternoon, Saturday, June 12. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The killing of a woman and the wounding of 7 civilians, including 3 children, in Russian air strikes targeting residential neighborhoods in the village of Mantef, near the city of Ariha, south of Idlib, this afternoon, Saturday, June 12. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4313

Incident date

June 12, 2021

Location

كفرلاتا, Kafrlata, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and 10 others were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes and artillery strikes on Kafrlata on June 12, 2021.

According to Syrian Network for Human Rights, “on June 12, a shell fired by Syrian regime artillery forces exploded near a house in Kafr Lata village in the south Ariha city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, injuring several civilians. As other families rushed to the scene to treat the injured, the artillery forces shelled the site again, killing one civilian, named as Sanad Ali Haj Yousef, and injuring approximately ten others.”

@OGNreports tweeted that “one civilian has been killed and 10 others wounded in the village of Kafr Lata”.

Syrian Civil Defense also reported that one civilian was killed, adding that 10 others were wounded “including two children this morning, Saturday, June 12, as a result of artillery shelling by the regime forces”.

Shaam News added that among those injured were “serious cases”.

Sources were conflicted as to whether the regime or Russia was responsible.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (16) [ collapse]

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    Caption translation: A string of villages in the Jabal al-Zawiya region of southern #Idlib have come under continuous heavy artillery shelling by the Assad regime and Russian occupation militias this morning. One civilian has been killed and 10 others wounded in the village of Kafr Lata. #Syria (Image posted by @OGNreports)
  • Images of White Helmets rescuing civilians following the alleged Russian or regime bombing of Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. A civilian was killed and 10 others, including two children, were killed, this morning, Saturday, June 12, as a result of artillery shelling by the regime forces on the village of Kafr Lata in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Images of White Helmets rescuing civilians following the alleged Russian or regime bombing of Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. A civilian was killed and 10 others, including two children, were killed, this morning, Saturday, June 12, as a result of artillery shelling by the regime forces on the village of Kafr Lata in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Images of White Helmets rescuing civilians following the alleged Russian or regime bombing of Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. A civilian was killed and 10 others, including two children, were killed, this morning, Saturday, June 12, as a result of artillery shelling by the regime forces on the village of Kafr Lata in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Images of White Helmets rescuing civilians following the alleged Russian or regime bombing of Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. A civilian was killed and 10 others, including two children, were killed, this morning, Saturday, June 12, as a result of artillery shelling by the regime forces on the village of Kafr Lata in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Image of the hospital where injured civilians were taken following airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage to a vehicle and the blood from an injured civilian caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of the damage caused by the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)
  • Image of a man injured in the airstrikes on Kafr Lata on June 12, 2021. The fall of a martyr and a number of wounded, including serious cases among civilians, as a result of massive shelling by the Russian and Assad criminals that targeted civilian homes in the town of Kafr Lata in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by Shaam)

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

  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4316 IRS008 YS105

Incident date

June 12, 2021

Location

عفرين, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and others were injured in alleged Syrian Democratic Forces or Russian airstrikes on agricultural lands in the outskirts of Afrin on June 12, 2021.

According to Macro Media Center, “a civilian was killed and others were wounded as a result of the bombing of the PYD PKK gangs with missiles on the city of Afrin”. Shaam News also reported that one civilian was killed in the incident.

The majority of sources attributed the strikes to the SDF and PKK. However, Mazloum Abadi, the head of the SDF, issued a statement: “We strongly condemn the bombing by the Russian forces of the city of Afrin, which is overcrowded with civilians.”

The incident occured at 5:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 Democratic Forces (SDF)

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Image of the agricultural lands outside of Afrin that were bombed on June 12, 2021. Image shows "the moment civilians fled during the bombing of the #PKK militia, on the city from their lands where they were working." (Image posted by @Gurbtwatan)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) 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
    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 Democratic Forces (SDF)

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4312

Incident date

June 10, 2021

Location

الكندة, al-Kendeh, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians were injured in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on al-Kendeh on June 10, 2021.

Both @IdlibPlus and @ShahbaPress reported on the incident but didn’t give a specific number for how many civilians were injured.

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
    Unknown
  • 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 (2) [ 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

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4311

Incident date

June 10, 2021

Location

ابلين, Ebleen, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.714050, 36.517796 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (other) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (other)

Airwars assessment

Between six and 13 civilians, including a woman and two children, were killed and others were wounded in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes and artillery strikes on the town of Ebleen on June 10, 2021.

According to Euphrates Post, “the Assad regime forces bombed with missiles and heavy artillery the town of “Iblin” in Idlib countryside, killing seven civilians, including a woman, and wounding others. The names of the dead are “Mohammed Abdel Hamid Al-Assi”, “Walid Sobhi Al-Assi”, “Abdullah Abdul-Qader Al-Assi”, “Walaa Muhammad Al-Assi”, “Hudhayfa Tariq Al-Assi”, “Walid Samih Harmoush” and “Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq”.

Ariha Today added Abdullah Abdul Qader Al-Asi as killed in the strikes and added a list of injured: Hassan Mohamed Assi 2002 (M), Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq 2002 (M), Ahmed Masoud Duqmaq 1995 (M), Mohamed Mamdouh Shuhaiber 1999 (M), Abdullah Mohammed Al-Asi 1996 (M), Talja Abdo Hormone 1965 (F), Tarek Nazih Asi 2000 (M), Mohamed Abdel Hamid Assi 1968 (M), Walid Sobhi Asi 1985 (M), Asad Asad Al-Asi, male, 2017 (M), Hassan Mohammed Al-Asi 1998 (M), Muhammad Asad Al-Asi 2018 (M), Khadija Salah Al-Fadl, 2001, female (F)

A tweet from @seerij80 added that Muhammad Al-Asi was a “great professor and esteemed educator” and “everyone who knew him loved him and held him in appreciation and respect. Today, he and a number of his relatives bid farewell to us after they were martyred as a result of the Russian occupation bombing of their home in the town of Abilene.”

@abazeid89 identified that “the boy, Abdullah Muhammad Al-Asi, died of his wounds, to join his father, sister and nephew in the #Iblin massacre today,” making it clear that many of the victims were from the same family. Walaa Muhammad Al-Assi and Hudhayfa Al-Asi were also related, mother and son, and were both killed, with the son Hudhayfa being survived by two of his siblings.

A tweet from @asseraaalsham put the number killed at “13 martyrs, including five from the Al-Asi family, were killed by Russia using its Krassenpol laser-guided bombs, with an accuracy of 98%.” The highest estimate for civilians killed was given by @zelal_abo_adnan, tweeting that the strikes “claimed the lives of about 15 martyrs”.

Turkish Radio and Television reported that the number of civilians wounded was six while Syrian Network for Human Rights gave the number of injured civilians as 15. Along with an estimate of 6 killed, Anadolu Agency published that three of the 13 wounded were in critical condition at the time of reporting.

Eurphrates Post also reported that “three people from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, led by the spokesman for the military wing, “Abu Khaled al-Shami,” were killed by artillery shelling by the regime forces and Russia targeting the town of Iblin in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib” and that the “car of the military wing’s spokesman” was struck. The names given were “”Al-Shami” and the media coordination official nicknamed “Abu Musab”, and a third person whose name is not known.”

Baladi News named the other two militants as “Abu Musab al-Homsi”, a military coordination official in media relations, and “Abu Tamer al-Homsi”, follower of the affairs of press delegations in the Office of Media Relations. According to Syria TV, “they stopped to retrieve and rescue the victims who had fallen as a result of the Russian bombing of the village, and in the meantime they were directly exposed to a Russian raid, which led to the burning of the car and killing them.” France 24 put the number of militants killed at five.

None of the names or images of the civilians given by sources match those identified as militants and the civilians were identified as being killed in their home while the militants were in a car.

According to @anasanas84, “Russian media publishes a video showing the moment the village of Abilin was targeted” from the perspective of those controlling the laser-guided bomb. Sources were contested as to who was responsible but the majority of the sources pointed to Russian missiles.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (14)

  • Mohammed Abdel Hamid Al-Assi Adult male killed
  • Walid Sobhi Al-Assi Adult male killed
  • Abdullah Abdul-Qader Al-Assi 14 years old male killed
  • Walaa Muhammad Al-Assi Age unknown female killed
  • Hudhayfa Tariq Al-Assi Child male killed
  • Abdullah Mohammed Al-Asi Age unknown male killed
  • Hassan Mohamed Assi 19 years old male injured
  • Abdullah Mohammed Al-Asi 25 years old male injured
  • Tarek Nazih Asi 21 years old male injured
  • Mohamed Abdel Hamid Assi 53 years old male injured
  • Walid Sobhi Asi 36 years old male injured
  • Asad Asad Al-Asi 4 years old male injured
  • Hassan Mohammed Al-Asi 23 years old male injured
  • Muhammad Asad Al-Asi 3 years old male injured

Family members (3)

  • Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq Age unknown male killed
  • Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq 19 years old male injured
  • Ahmed Masoud Duqmaq 26 years old male injured
  • Walid Samih Harmoush Age unknown male killed
  • Mohamed Mamdouh Shuhaiber 22 years old male injured
  • Talja Abdo Hormone 56 years old female injured
  • Khadija Salah Al-Fadl 20 years old male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 13
  • (2 children1 woman5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–15
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    3–5

Sources (58) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Caption translation: Three people from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, led by the spokesman for the military wing, “Abu Khaled al-Shami,” were killed by artillery shelling by the regime forces and Russia targeting the town of Iblin in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib. (Image posted by Euphrates Post)
  • Caption translation: Russian forces committed a massacre in Ebleen village in Idlib suburbs on June 10 Artillery forces which we believe to be Russian fired a shell equipped with a Krasnopol laser guidance system at a house in the middle of Ebleen village in the southern suburbs of the governorate on June 10, 2021, killing and injuring a number of civilians. (Image posted by Syrian Network for Human Rights)
  • Caption translation: Today, Thursday, June 10, was the most violent since the beginning of the escalation campaign, as the regime forces, backed by Russian aircraft, doubled their bombardment on the Jabal al-Zawiya area, and committed a massacre in the town of Ibilin, south of Idlib, which killed 11 people, including a woman and her child, and wounded 6 others, some of them in critical condition. (Image posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The great professor and the esteemed educator, Muhammad Al-Asi, everyone who knew him loved him and held him in appreciation and respect. (Image posted by @seerij80)
  • Caption translation: The boy, Abdullah Muhammad Al-Asi, died of his wounds, to join his father, sister and nephew in the #Iblin massacre today (Image posted by @abazeid89)
  • Caption translation: #Syria #Idlib The official spokesman for the military wing of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham "Abu Khaled Al-Shami" was killed during the Russian forces' shelling of the town of Ibilin in Jabal Al-Zawiya, south of Idlib. (Image posted by @syriapostnew1)
  • Caption translation: 13 martyrs, including five from the Al-Asi family, were killed by Russia using its Krassenpol laser-guided bombs, with an accuracy of 98% The drone directs the laser at a moving and stationary target, even on a motorcycle (Image posted by @asseraaalsham)
  • Caption translation: 13 martyrs, including five from the Al-Asi family, were killed by Russia using its Krassenpol laser-guided bombs, with an accuracy of 98% The drone directs the laser at a moving and stationary target, even on a motorcycle (Image posted by @asseraaalsham)
  • Caption translation: 7 martyrs, including a woman, as a result of Assad's gangs targeting the town of Ibilin in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, with heavy artillery and missiles. (Image posted by @BNN_SYR)
  • Caption translation: 7 martyrs, including a woman, as a result of Assad's gangs targeting the town of Ibilin in Jabal al-Zawiya, south of Idlib, with heavy artillery and missiles. (Image posted by @ahmads2021)
  • Caption translation: 3 of them are in critical condition.. The Syrian regime forces and Iranian-backed militias carried out an attack on the village of Iblin in Idlib, killing 6 civilians and wounding 13 others. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)
  • Caption translation: 3 of them are in critical condition.. The Syrian regime forces and Iranian-backed militias carried out an attack on the village of Iblin in Idlib, killing 6 civilians and wounding 13 others. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)
  • Caption translation: 3 of them are in critical condition.. The Syrian regime forces and Iranian-backed militias carried out an attack on the village of Iblin in Idlib, killing 6 civilians and wounding 13 others. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)
  • Caption translation: 3 of them are in critical condition.. The Syrian regime forces and Iranian-backed militias carried out an attack on the village of Iblin in Idlib, killing 6 civilians and wounding 13 others. (Image posted by @NewKhalij)
  • Caption translation: The effects of the destruction left by the bombing of the Russian occupation militias on the town of Iblin in Jabal Al-Zawiya, which led to the death of ten people, including women and children. (Images posted by @al_rahman6)
  • Caption translation: The effects of the destruction left by the bombing of the Russian occupation militias on the town of Iblin in Jabal Al-Zawiya, which led to the death of ten people, including women and children. (Images posted by @al_rahman6)
  • Caption translation: The effects of the destruction left by the bombing of the Russian occupation militias on the town of Iblin in Jabal Al-Zawiya, which led to the death of ten people, including women and children. (Images posted by @al_rahman6)
  • Caption translation: A number of "Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham" members, including leaders, were killed and wounded, today, Thursday, in Russian shelling in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Images posted by Syria TV)
  • Caption translation: A number of "Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham" members, including leaders, were killed and wounded, today, Thursday, in Russian shelling in the southern countryside of Idlib. (Images posted by Syria TV)
  • Caption translation: Waleed Al Asi May God accept you, my brother. We ask God to meet you soon in Jannah Al-Mole, God willing (Image posted by Abo Mujahed via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: The regime forces and Russia committed a massacre this morning, Thursday, June 10, killing 8 people, including a mother and her child, and injuring 11, as a result of artillery shelling targeting a main road in the village of "Ablin", south of Idlib, while the death toll of the massacre is still likely to rise due to the seriousness of the injuries. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The regime forces and Russia committed a massacre this morning, Thursday, June 10, killing 8 people, including a mother and her child, and injuring 11, as a result of artillery shelling targeting a main road in the village of "Ablin", south of Idlib, while the death toll of the massacre is still likely to rise due to the seriousness of the injuries. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The regime forces and Russia committed a massacre this morning, Thursday, June 10, killing 8 people, including a mother and her child, and injuring 11, as a result of artillery shelling targeting a main road in the village of "Ablin", south of Idlib, while the death toll of the massacre is still likely to rise due to the seriousness of the injuries. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: The regime forces and Russia committed a massacre this morning, Thursday, June 10, killing 8 people, including a mother and her child, and injuring 11, as a result of artillery shelling targeting a main road in the village of "Ablin", south of Idlib, while the death toll of the massacre is still likely to rise due to the seriousness of the injuries. (Images posted by Syrian Civil Defense)
  • Caption translation: An entire family was killed in artillery shelling by Assad's gangs and the guarantor of the Russian occupation on the town of #Ablin in Jabal Al-Zawiya in Idlib countryside. (Image posted by @abuhuzaifa_)
  • Caption translation: A new escalation of the regime and Russia in the Idlib countryside, leaving civilian casualties. (Image posted by Edlib Medias Center)
  • Caption translation: A video clip from the Russian media shows the moment he committed a massacre in the village of Iblin, south of Idlib (Image posted by Edlib Media Center)
  • Caption translation: #Syria: the military #HTS spox Abu Khalid Al-Shami was killed this morning during #RuAF airstrikes on S. #Idlib front. (Image posted by x@QalaatAlMudiq)
  • Caption translation: #Syria: the military #HTS spox Abu Khalid Al-Shami was killed this morning during #RuAF airstrikes on S. #Idlib front. (Image posted by x@QalaatAlMudiq)
  • Caption translation: Martyrs of #Ibleen today God is sufficient for us and He is the best agent Mohamed Abdel Hamid Al-Asi Abdullah Abdul Qadir Al-Asi Walid Sobhi Al-Asi Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq Walid Harmoush (Images posted by Saad Mosafra via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Martyrs of #Ibleen today God is sufficient for us and He is the best agent Mohamed Abdel Hamid Al-Asi Abdullah Abdul Qadir Al-Asi Walid Sobhi Al-Asi Ahmed Sakhr Duqmaq Walid Harmoush (Images posted by Saad Mosafra via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Hudhayfa Tariq Al-Asi May God have mercy on you, my heart (Image posted by Abo Mujahed via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Ibleen is a martyr after the martyr Ahmed Masoud Duqmaq, who was injured yesterday (Ibelin) is added to the list of martyrs, God willing, God is sufficient for us and He is the best agent (Image posted by @SRoudinah2)
  • Caption translation: Hudhayfa Al-Asi baby Yesterday he said goodbye to his father and brother Today, he is leaving with his mother in the Ibelin massacre Only two children remain from the whole family What oppression the Syrians are experiencing... May God have mercy on them (Image posted by @firas_alkhalifa)
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Ebleen (ابلين). According to a source, @CourtenaySargon, and as confirmed by our geolocation team, the exact coordinates for this strike are: 35.714050, 36.517796.

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

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 13
  • (2 children1 woman5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–15
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    3–5

Sources (58) [ collapse]

Incident Code

R4310

Incident date

June 8, 2021

Location

ابلين, Ebleen, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a child, was killed and two other children were injured in alleged Russian or regime airstrikes on the town of Ebleen on June 8, 2021.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) reported that “the shelling resulting in the death of one child and the injury of two others in addition to a severe damage to the house” and the town that was hit was “included within the areas of the ceasefire agreement reached following consultations between the Turkish and Russian presidents, which came into effect on March 6, 2020.”

The Syria TV correspondent said that “the regime bombed a house for the Al-Shughari family in the village of Ibilin in Jabal Al-Zawiya, which led to the death of a child and the injury of his two brothers to varying degrees, while the children’s parents were not subjected to any injuries.”

SN4HR also named the child killed as Amr Belal Sheghri and identified both of the other civilians injured as being children as well.

A tweet from @Talhamwi3 named the other siblings that were injured: Abdel-Ghani Bilal Al-Shugry, an injured child and Saif Bilal Al-Shugry, an injured child. A video posted alongside the names also shows the injured children being rescued by White Helmets.

Syrian Civil Defense added that the children killed and wounded were from the same family but blamed the regime for being responsible for the strikes.

According to Step News, both artillery and missiles were used in the attack and the regime was the force responsible for the “death of a girl and the wounding of others from one family in the village of Ablin in Jabal al-Zawiya.”

Sources were contested as to whether Russia or the regime was responsible for the strikes. Nedaa News blamed the regime but identified that “the regime forces used modern and highly destructive Russian missiles, during their bombardment of the villages of Jabal al-Zawiya, in conjunction with a heavy movement of Russian reconnaissance aircraft.” Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed Russia while the majority of other sources blamed the regime.

The incident occured in the morning.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]

Media
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  • This video shows the first moments after Russian artillery forces fired a shell at a house in the southwest of Ebleen village in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate on June 8 amid a state of terror and fear among families there, with the shelling resulting in the death of one child and the injury of two others in addition to a severe damage to the house. SNHR notes that Syrian- Russian alliance forces have recently escalated their targeting of villages and town in several areas of Jabal al Zaweya in Idlib governorate and Sahl al Ghab in west Hama governorate despite the fact that these areas were included within the areas of the ceasefire agreement reached following consultations between the Turkish and Russian presidents, which came into effect on March 6, 2020, resulting in severe casualties among civilians and in further displacement of civilians amid the spread of COVID-19.
  • Caption translation: A child was killed and two others were wounded as a result of the regime forces targeting the village of Iblin in Jabal Al-Zawiya area in Idlib countryside with heavy artillery. (Image posted by @IdlibPlus)
  • Caption translation: #Syria: pro-Assad forces intensified recently (in conjunction with harvesting period) their shelling of S. #Idlib (Jebal Zawiyah) & NW. #Hama CS with heavy artillery. Today several civilians were wounded & one child killed. (Images posted by @QalaatAlMudiq)
  • Caption translation: #Syria: pro-Assad forces intensified recently (in conjunction with harvesting period) their shelling of S. #Idlib (Jebal Zawiyah) & NW. #Hama CS with heavy artillery. Today several civilians were wounded & one child killed. (Images posted by @QalaatAlMudiq)
  • Caption translation: #Syria: pro-Assad forces intensified recently (in conjunction with harvesting period) their shelling of S. #Idlib (Jebal Zawiyah) & NW. #Hama CS with heavy artillery. Today several civilians were wounded & one child killed. (Images posted by @QalaatAlMudiq)
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    Caption translation: Victims of Assad's crime by the bombing of his militia today on the village of Iblin in Jabal Al-Zawi. (Image posted by @mlpmlp998877)
  • Caption translation: God suffices me and is the best agent, the martyr Amro, may God give me patience for your separation, my dear (Image posted by Bilal Al Shugri, relative of the deceased, via Facebook)

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

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (25) [ collapse]