Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R3578

Incident date

June 13, 2019

Location

موقا, Mouka, Idlib , Syria

Airwars assessment

Multiple sources reported that four civilians were killed in airstrikes on Mouka, Idlib, on June 13th.

According to numerous sources, one of those killed was a woman.

@so_ria98 named the fatalities as Abdul Rahman Shaaban Al Atrash, Samer Abdel-Alaal, Mashhour al-Hamoud, and Aziza Al-Ahmad, a displaced woman from Souran. According tot his source, Sulaiman Al Sourani was injured in the strike.

Shaam News stated that “despite Russia’s announcement of a 72-hour truce, Russian and ِAssad warplanes continued to launch dozens of air strikes, accompanied by heavy artillery and rocket fire on [a number of] cities and towns”, and cites, among other casualties and locations, “four martyrs in Mouka.”

Step News also reported the onslaught of attacks, yet did not positively attribute blame, referring to “the warplanes intensive raids” on various locations, referring to “many civilians injured”,  as well as four fatalities in Mouka.

Four sources documented the use of cluster munitions in the air strike.

Eight sources named the Syrian regime as the belligerent responsible for the attack, and two sources named both Russia and Syria in reporting the incident. Meanwhile, two other sources did not positively attribute blame.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image caption: "Remnants of a cluster munition fired by Syrian regime on Mouqa village in Idlib" (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]