Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISSY022

Incident date

May 13, 2022

Location

محيط دمشق, Al-Suqaidi village, Maysaf city, Damascus, Syria

Airwars assessment

On May 13th 2022, five to six people were reported killed, one was reported to be a civilian, and seven to nine were injured, including one child, a young girl, when Israeli missiles hit the Central region of Syria in the vicinity of Al-Suqaidi village, Maysaf city, in the Hama countryside. Al Araby news reported that four of the people were killed were soliders, and one was a civilian.

One source, the BBC, said that seven soliders were wounded but Shaam news said that three Syrian soliders, two civil servants were killed, and two Syrian soldiers were wounded.

Whilst the Syrian air defenses intercepted “most” of the missiles, the ones that were not able to be intercepted and hit Syria caused civilian harm.

One person who was reportedly killed was Assistant Ammar Hussein Al-Jubaili, who was described by @Ali29919223 on Twitter as “one of the heroes of the air defense, who refused to leave his vehicle while responding to the agression.”  The other names, reported by Msyaf news said were “Lieutenant Yazan Mualla Ahmad”, “Lieutenant Ayham Abdul Karim Al-Hussein”, “Ahmed Afif Al-Din Muhammad”, and “Ali Alloush.” It is unclear which name is the civilian who was killed.

Al Araby reported that Israeli forces targeted two sites in the Al-Bireh and Al-Suwaidi areas in Masyaf, and targeted weapons depots for the Syrian regime forces and Iranian-backed militas, as well as military buildings under preparation, about two kilometers from the city.  A local source, @brATWXTvNQyCfdR reported that Israeli forces targeted “shipments of Iranian weapons produced at the Scientific Research Center in Masyaf.”

According to Al Araby, fires were also reported to have broken out on agricultural land.

The official Syrian regime news agency, SANA reported that ‘At 23.20 on Friday evening, the Israeli enemy launched an air agression with bursts of missiles from over the Mediterranean, west of Banias, targeting some points in the Central Region.”

A military source was reported to have said, “our air defenses intercepted the missiles and downed most of them”

@Schikhmousa reported on Twitter that apparently the attack was targeting “Iranian militia points.”  There was reported to be a high intensity bombardment which lasted for about an hour.

DW News reported that Syria accuses Israel of carrying out the second bombing of its kind within a month.

AFP reported that “the Israeli army told AFP they do not comment on reports in the foreign media.”

The Times of Israel reported that “an Israeli sattellite company and intelligence firm published images Sunday it said showed the damage at an underground facility in Syria from airstrikes days earlier that were attributed to Israel.” The Times of Israel also reported that these airstrikes were the “second alleged Israeli strike on [Syria] in days.”

The incident occured at approximately 8:23 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–9
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Iranian military
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4–5
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2–8

Sources (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (16) [ collapse]

  • SANA News Agency of the Syrian regime reported on the Israeli attack on May 13th 2022 (Image via Sana News Agency)
  • Ammar Hussein Al Jubaili, one Syrian solider who was killed in the Israeli attack on May 13th 2022 (Image via @Ali29919223 / Twitter)
  • "Shipments of Iranian weapons produced at the Scientific Research Center in Masyaf" targeted on May 13th 2022 (@brATWXTvNQyCfdR / Twitter)
  • "Shipments of Iranian weapons produced at the Scientific Research Center in Masyaf" targeted on May 13th 2022 (@brATWXTvNQyCfdR / Twitter)
  • "Shipments of Iranian weapons produced at the Scientific Research Center in Masyaf" targeted on May 13th 2022 (@brATWXTvNQyCfdR / Twitter)
  • One young girl was reportedly injured in an Israeli airstrike on May 13th 2022 (Image via @daraa_net_2020/ Twitter)
  • Msyaf uploaded an image on May 13th 2022 of the aftermath of the Israeli strike in Syria (Image via Msyaf)
  • Syrian regime soldiers allegedly killed by Israeli forces on May 13th 2022 (Image via @diaa_audi / Twitter)
  • One of the missiles allegedly struck by Israeli forces in Syria on May 13th 2022 (Image via @aliwy22 / Twitter)
  • One of the missiles allegedly struck by Israeli forces in Syria on May 13th 2022 (Image via @aliwy22 / Twitter)
  • Engineer George Issa Dagher, an alleged Syrian regime solider who was killed by an Israeli missile on May 13th 2022 (Image via @SAMSyria0 / Twitter)
  • Captain Sharaf: Yazan Mualla Ahmed, a Syrian regime solider allegedly killed by Israeli forces on May 13th 2022 (Image via @SAMSyria0 / Twitter)
  • Ammar Hussein Jubaili, Lieutenant, Syrian regime soldier reportedly killed by Israeli forces on May 13th 2022 (Image via @SAMSyria0 / Twitter)
  • Ali Muhammad Alloush, reportedly killed after an Israeli strike hit Syria on May 13th 2022 (Image via @SAMSyria0 / Twitter)
  • Satellite images taken on May 15th 2022 of strike area where Israeli missile allegedly hit on May 13th 2022 (Image via Euphrates)

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–9
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Iranian military
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4–5
  • Belligerents reported injured
    2–8

Sources (32) [ collapse]