Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3547

Incident date

June 4, 2019

Location

ديرسنبل, Deir Sunbul, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, Russian and Syrian regime forces carried out a series of airstrikes using rockets and heavy artillery shells on several cities, killing one child in Deir Sunbul and injuring other civilians. The source claimed that the rockets used were loaded with phosphorus.

The victim child was identified as Hadi Sami Al-Ma’arouf.

No other details are known at this time.

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)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • Syrian Civil Defense teams searching through the rubble after an airstrike struck Deir Sunbul on June 4th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams searching through the rubble after an airstrike struck Deir Sunbul on June 4th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams searching through the rubble after an airstrike struck Deir Sunbul on June 4th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
  • Syrian Civil Defense teams searching through the rubble after an airstrike struck Deir Sunbul on June 4th (via Syrian Civil Defense).
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    Hadi Sami Al-Ma'arouf was killed in alleged Russian forces or Syrian regime forces airstrikes on Deir Sunbul on June 4th, 2019. (via ِAyahm Ma’rof ).

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)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (10) [ collapse]