Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISSY003

Incident date

November 19, 2019

Location

قرب مطار دمشق الدولي, Near damascus airport, Damascus, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians including three from the same family were reported injured in Israeli airstrikes that targeted many locations in Damascus – Syria on November 19th, 2019 according to local sources. The strikes hit sites in Al Kiswah, Sa’asa’a area, Al Mazzeh airbase, Jdaydet Artouz, Qudsaya suburb, and the surrounding Sahnaya south and southwest of the capital Damascus.

The attacks targeted military sites of the Iranian Quds Forces and the Syrian regime. It is also believed that the strikes killed 21 soldiers and military officers including at least eight Iranians and five Syrians.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SoHR) reported that a “young woman was injured by shrapnel due to the Israeli shelling in Qudsaya suburb, also a family including a man, his wife, and son were pulled from the rubble of their house in Beit Sabir village in Sa’asa’a area after one of the Israeli missiles hit the house.”

Israel declared the strikes twice, first through its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who said that the strike carried out by the Israeli air force at dawn Wednesday in Syria, targeted Iranian military installations, and was in response to what he described as the ‘bombing of Israel’. He said in a statement on Wednesday: “I made it clear that no matter who will harm us, we will respond painfully, and so we did against the military objectives of the Iranian Quds forces and Syrian military installations after the rockets were fired yesterday at Israel. We will be steadfast in ensuring Israel’s security “.

From his side, Afkhai Azraei, the Israeli army spokesman,  announced that dozens of military sites of the Iranian Qods Force and the regime’s army were targeted in the vicinity of Damascus, and the destruction of weapons depots and surface-to-air missile platforms, in response to the attempt to target “Israeli territory” from inside Syria on Tuesday morning, as he put it. .

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • Images of the Israeli attack on Damascus near Damascus Airport. Nov 19, 2019 (via Deir Ezzor Radio).
  • Video of an explosion in a weapons store of the Syrian regime as a result of an Israeli attack, Nov 19th, 2019 (Via EuphratesPost)
  • A map showing the targets of the Israeli attacks on Damascus on Nov 19th, 2019 (via Step Agency).
  • One of the building affected by the Israeli strike on Damascus Nov 19th, 2019 (via SANA)
  • The targets of the Israeli attacks on Damascus, Nov 19th, 2019 (via NORS)
  • The targets of the Israeli attacks on Damascus, Nov 19th, 2019 (via NORS)
  • The targets of the Israeli attacks on Damascus, Nov 19th, 2019 (via NORS)
  • The targets of the Israeli attacks on Damascus, Nov 19th, 2019 (via NORS)

Israeli Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]