Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISSY-120419

Incident date

April 13, 2019

Location

مصياف, Massyaf, Hama, Syria

Airwars assessment

At least one belligerent was killed and between six and 17 were injured in alleged Israeli strikes on the town of Massyaf in the Hama Countryside between April 12th and April 13th, 2019.

Arab News quoted Syrian Arab News Agency as stating “an Israeli airstrike on a military position in central Syria early Saturday wounded six soldiers and destroyed several buildings” and quoted Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as stating “the airstrikes hit three targets, wounding 17 Syrian soldiers. It said there were also deaths, but it was not immediately clear how many were killed and whether they were Iranians or Iran-sponsored fighters.”

Step News included details “URGENT Initial reports speak of one dead and six wounded from the army of the regime as a result of Israeli raids on the area of Musayaf west of Hama,.”

In addition, “around 2:30 a.m. … the Israeli air force carried out a strike targeting one of our military positions in the town of Misyaf,” in Hama province north of Damascus, SANA quoted a military source as saying.

Euphrates Post reported “Israeli air strikes on the College of Accounting and Administration in the city of Misyaf in the western countryside of Hama, killing and wounding a number of elements inside the camp.” A post from Free deir ezzor radio identified the camps as “where the Iranian militias are holding training courses for its elements.”

Tweets from @ImageSatIntl showed “#Before,12 April, & #After ,13 April, few hours after the #strike in #Masyaf, #Syria. Completely destroyed structures which were (according to #OSINT) #missiles  manufacturing hangars, related to #Iran. See here the #before and #after.”

The incident occured at 2:30 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces
  • Suspected targets
    Assad regime, Iranian military
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    6–17

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Caption translation: Israeli raids targeted the Camp Pioneers in the area of Sheikh Ghadban in the vicinity of Musayaf West Hama, where the Iranian militias are holding training courses for its elements Other raids targeted military positions of the regime near the town of Tlalkh Breef # Homs al-Gharbi amid the sound of violent explosions that shook the area (Image posted by Free deir ezzor radio via Facebook)
  • Caption translation: Israeli raids targeted the Camp Pioneers in the area of Sheikh Ghadban in the vicinity of Musayaf West Hama, where the Iranian militias are holding training courses for its elements Other raids targeted military positions of the regime near the town of Tlalkh Breef # Homs al-Gharbi amid the sound of violent explosions that shook the area (Image posted by Free deir ezzor radio via Facebook)
  • The #SSM factory is located in the vicinity of other facilities which according to #OSINT are related to the #Iranian SSM project in #Syria. (Image posted by @ImageSatIntl)
  • If the attacked factory is indeed controlled by #Iran, it is probable that at least the eastern part of the “#syrian” base it controlled by them. #Syria #Masyaf #SSM #ISI (Image posted by @ImageSatIntl)
  • If the #bombed site in #Masyaf, #Syria, was indeed a #missile factory, it could allow production and assembly of different #SSM elements or for improving the #accuracy of missiles. #ISI #Iran #VISINT #IMINT (Image posted by @ImageSatIntl)

Israeli Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces
  • Suspected targets
    Assad regime, Iranian military
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    6–17

Sources (8) [ collapse]