Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

IRS005

Incident date

June 12, 2020

Location

الفوعه, Al Fou’a, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Five children were reportedly injured in alleged Iranian airstrikes on the town of Al Fou’a, Idlib governorate, on June 12th, 2020, according to conflicting reports.

@FdzPWRe6ruAGFPd tweeted that “five children were injured due to an unknown explosion in the town of Al Fou’a in the northern countryside of Idlib. Conflicting reports stated that it was an Iranian reconnaissance plane destroying a missile targeting the area.”

@ShabhaPress reported that the five children were targeted in a drone strike from an unidentified belligerent.

Shaam News Network reported that a small reconnaissance plane was deliberately targeting the town with a “suicide bomb”. SNN also did not identify the culprit.

Currently, further information is unavailable to Airwars.

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
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Iranian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Iranian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Iranian Armed Forces
  • Iranian 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
    5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Iranian Armed Forces
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]